Stuart Brisley

Stuart Brisley 'The Missing Text, Interregnum 1 (6 May–12 May 2010)' oil on linen, 135×196cm 2012, photograph by Andy Keate

The Missing Text, Interregnum 1 (6 May–12 May 2010)

oil on linen, 135×196cm/53.2×77inches 2012, photograph by Andy Keate

"I took up temporary residence as the Curator of Ordure RY Sirb for 10 days amongst the detritus of failed businesses in a former shop. Entitled 'The Missing Text' the series of actions covering a 10 day period was the base from which 4 further parts were constructed.

1.The diary
2.The film
3.The photographs
4.The paintings

The 3 paintings are variants based on the photographs of the 10 day action at Peer, London. Their status are equal to the other parts. The paintings stand independently as well interacting as they were made consecutively showing influences from one to the other.
Painting 1 replicates some of the procedures of the 10 day action through subjecting objects together to build up a colossal processed heap by taking images from different photographs and forcing them together into ill fitting relationships. There is an analogous suggestion to the negotiations that took place between the 3 major participating political parties of the 2010 general election. However, the painting stands to be seen as itself. Such associations as above represent a route through which a subject may be interrogated even though when looking at the painting this may not be revealed. Such awkwardness would occur or not in the mind of the viewer."

Stuart Brisley, July 2013, London

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