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Luke Painter


ink on paper, 2012, 20"w x 23"h

Over the past few years my artistic practice has taken on a number of approaches to print, painting, installation and new media. The latest works have been landscape paintings rendered with ink and brush on paper, resembling particular tropes of traditional wood engravings. These fictional landscapes recontextualize these tropes to create surreal outdoor spaces. With the lack of human presence, these vacated areas create an unsettling sense of eeriness and loneliness. The repetition, use of ornament and the laborious aspect of mark making within the works are important for referencing this traditional use of woodblock.

Luke Painter
 - Fantasy

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