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Christel Scott

Facedown 11

2012, Oil on canvas, 48"w x 48"h

I start with images that are relevant to my cultural experience and extrapolate from them. Each work begins with the same reference image from a popular, somewhat gruesome television series. The facedown figure is my contemporary and morbid version of the rückenfigur, employed by Caspar David Friedrich’s sublime landscapes of the 18th century. I imagine the figure to be dead or sleeping, and I abstract the image each time to give it life. Paint for me is corporeal, so my works are interested in mortality. They are simultaneously trying to escape it and become something else.

Christel Scott - Facedown 11

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