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Luke Painter

The Descent

2009, Intaglio etching, 19"w x 13"h

As a multidisciplinary artist, my practice engages with a wide variety of content and media with specific interest in printmaking. Completed in 2009, my Necropolis series of intaglio etchings reflects my interest in ornament and Romantic-era landscapes. They depict unsettling and desolate areas that have been imbued with excessive mark-making. The environments feature a lone figure and suggest a supernatural presence through the shaping of nature and architecture. This imagery is deliberately uncanny — both familiar yet foreign at the same time — and is intended to raise questions in the viewer about the purpose of such a place.

Luke Painter - The Descent

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