ART IS THE MACHINE (series)
This​ ​series​ ​is​ ​the​ ​result​ ​of​ ​a​ ​philosophical​ ​investigation​ in which I explored the idea that ​one can go around to the other side​ of the work and see it as though in a mirror when painting on transparent substrate.​ This ​gave​ ​me​ ​an​ ​understanding​ ​of​ ​the idea of the dialectical​ ​consciousness​ ​and​ ​consequently an​ ​interest in​ ​the​ ​philosophy​ ​of​ ​becoming.​  ​​​​​​​see a video here: https://myvanwygibson.com/whoistheartist
Following on from this research I worked with the more than 40 works on plexiglass exploring the idea that an intuitive, subconscious practice opens the way for new concepts. Numbers were allocated to the works chronologically (in the order that each work came to be). These individual works created new works ​​when placed together. For example No 282729 was created from three panels of plexiglass (numbers 28, 27 and 29) superimposed over each other.​​​​​​​
ART IS THE MACHINE No. 282729 ​​​​​​​pigments, enamel, canvas, acrylic glass panels x 3. 1650mm x 1000mm​​​​​​​
ART IS THE MACHINE No. 181712  ​​​​​​​pigments, enamel, canvas, acrylic glass panels x 3. 1000mm x 500mm
 ​​​​​​​ART IS THE MACHINE No. 1 oil, acrylic glass (1 panel) 500mm x 500mm
Flyenergia Prize Painting Section. Exhibition of finalists for Flyenergia Prize. Milan, 2013

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