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JKP Fletcher's paintings address questions of whether photorealism or hyperrealism is anything more than a photograph with oil based paint. Using ‘reality’ and sensuality to provoke thoughts and sensations of physicality and beauty.
Dirty Faces' Project: Dirty Faces is a series of oil paintings depicting a person painted as a contemporary superhero, the superheroes symbols the archetype of the hero, and flesh or skin to represent people or a person. A female model is used in the paintings to ensure the viewer does not mistake that I have just tried to recreate the superhero instead of trying to relay themes of inspiration, aspiration, soul, spirit, personal reflection, growth and improvement. The process for this series involves painting a model in 'face paint', the paint is placed on the model in a crude manner to resemble the superhero. I stage the photo shoot and photograph the model. An image is chosen and painted on square, oil on linen.
In the Flesh' Project: Skin, whether it be of a human body or a goldfish. The images are captured 'up close' to exaggerate ambiguity. The images represent flesh in the form of an ambiguous landscape and are painted on square, oil on linen. The themes to this series relate with simplicity, beauty, nature, sensuality and association.
A working artist from the UK, my hopes are for Australia to provide a new cultural influence to my work and a maturity only developed through experience.
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