19th Century Mahogany and Curtains
Victorian, 19th Century, Mahogany, Wardrobe, Chiffonier, Dining Chair, Dining Table, Drop Leaf Table, Bedside Cabinet, Chest of Draws, Damask Silk Curtains, Rubber Ratchet Strap
Image – Digital C-Type Print on Aluminium Dibond
Durbin Lewis certainly likes to think sustainably as work is created with large format camera using film that is no longer produced and is often long expired which is sourced from all over the world often via eBay. Antiques form the basis of work many of which are found in a depressed state, often from charity shops or eBay and one of the attractions is that they will often have aspects of them that have depreciated in value. In addition junk and obsolete objects are used such as tyres and mattresses dumped in the street or cathode ray televisions no longer able to function.
With a Royal College of Art, MA Sculpture, working with photographic sculptures comes natural. With the heavy use of furniture and artefacts from previous centuries, the work negotiates non-tangible space as the duality between image as object and the haptic encounter between objects within this photographic space. Through various photographic processes there is a conscientious desire for the glitch, error or filter effect as demonstrated by proliferation or services such as Instagram.
Visual glut is used to oversaturate and overfill images to a point where the physical colour rendition of the image fractures and derails the surface of the content. This approach, being overt and congested, is used in conjunction with the aesthetics of objects and materials that spam a wide array of appreciative values yet utilise our seemingly universal ability to sense when objects are designated ‘old’ through dissociation to the ‘new’.
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