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Double Exposure

Canvas, Oil, unframed, 2016

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  • Artist

    Rachel Maggart
    London
  • Current value

    3,600
    Original value: 3,600
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    Uploaded2016-06-01
    Today2019-07-17
  • Description

    Double Exposure is my response to an exploitative and mortifying experience. Revisiting my method of appropriating and manipulating loaded imagery to expose underlying motives and hidden value systems, I recycled pieces of text and stereotyped representations of both the sacred and the profane to shine a light on the manufacture and dissemination of moralising viewpoints. Paying tribute to the fallen Charlie Hebdo Editor in Chief, Charb's reflection on God as a super-surveillance camera, the painting mocks voyeurism masquerading as religious observance. Images of sensual Quranic verses and Western debauchery converge in a decapitated body, to complicate conventional notions of beauty and objects of desire. Equal parts naïf and baroque, the painting interrogates looking for the sake of looking. It forces the viewer to consider context before subject matter and glossy facades obscuring deeper interpretations of events.

    Dimensions/Weight

    100(W) x 70(H) x 4(D) cm
    5 kg

    Type

    Picture

    Edition of

    1