“I begin my process by culling images from fashion magazines and art history books, intrigued by the similarities I see between contemporary fashion photography and historical portraits of society’s elite – images intended to fuel a spectacle of desire with feigned promises of intimacy and truth.
Cropping the image into a portrait, I re-print the image on to a surface to which the ink does not adhere, photographing the print as the fluid image morphs and dissolves over time. I then compose a new image from fragments of these photographs. I paint this final image as a large-scale painting, the shifting, slivered fragments offering yet denying the viewer resolution of a now elusive form.”
Amanda Clyne: website