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Painting Concerning Skin

Morgan Stokes


Rabbit skin glue, marble dust and rock dust on linen, brass
33.3cm H x 28.3cm W x 3.5cm D
Framed in Tasmanian oak
Morgan Stokes Painting Concerning Skin, from the series Skin, is exploring and reinterpreting the medium of painting. Morgan says of this work, “This work is made from the original oil painting primer, rabbit skin glue, together with rock dust on linen. 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, “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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