"Untitled" (study)

1995
Harding, Alexis
Alexis Harding's paintings investigate controlled incidents and accidental happenings. The works are made by pouring gloss paint through a perforated trough onto a support that has been covered with oil paint. He then moves the trough over the support, creating parallel lines of wet paint. Once this has happened, Harding either leaves the painting to dry horizontally or disrupts the wet surface by shaking or dropping the canvas. The two opposing types of paint affect and slip against each other. The drying process can take up to several months depending on the consistency of the paint. Towards the end of the process, the paint wrinkles and forms a skin over the surface, which can appear both attractive and repulsive.
  • Artwork Details: 61 x 76.2cm
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  • Material description: oil and gloss on canvas
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  • Theme: Undefined
  • Medium: Painting
  • Accession number: ACC24/1995

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