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A Metaphor For Skin

Morgan Stokes

Rabbit skin glue, marble dust and rock dust on linen
133cm H x 108cm W x 5.5cm D
Framed in Tasmanian oak
Morgan Stokes A Metaphor For Skin, from the series Skin, is made from the original oil painting primer, rabbit skin glue, together with rock dust on linen. Morgan says of this work, “I was interested in how I could reinterpret these age-old materials into a painting without using any paint. Looking to rock art from both Gadigal & Eora land where I live and ancient rock art found abroad, I am interested in creation as something primal, something human.”
Morgan says of this series, “In my work I explore and reinterpret the medium of painting, and more recently, sculpture. From a conceptual approach, I aim to dissect painting into its discrete elements, such as linen, paint or stretcher bars, to enquire into what makes a painting in the digital age. By creating formal studies into material, I explore what I call the ‘virtual gaze’, that is, how our mode of perception is shifting as our lives are increasingly mediated by the screen. In my show ‘Skin’, I interpret painting as a metaphor for personhood and subsequently surface as a metaphor for skin.”

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