Jaz from ‘a million tiny truths’
By radical ant
About this piece
Jaz from the ‘a million tiny truths’ sequence. Limited edition A1 print from a run of only 75 signed by the artist with a certificate of authenticity.
‘a million tiny truths’ is an A1 sequence created in pen & ink sourced from 3000 low resolution web images to investigate and meld the boundaries of comic, graphic, photo realistic and abstract art. The sequence explores concepts of originality, production, and reproduction and the generation of meaning in the eye, in the image, and in its reception and interpretation. The overarching subject theme is of conformity and non conformity.
The final installation was presented on 4 double sided printed A1 canvases with the original and negative images printed on either side in high gloss poster format suspended from the ceiling by wires and rotated by motor.
The pen & ink technique uses a form of pointillism or stippling. Apparently photo realistic images made up from stark graphic slices are intermixed with naturalistic shading and textures. Actually these textures are formed from abstract stippled shapes. These images are simultaneously purely abstract and wholly realistic