The Scribble Paintings Series, No.5

The Scribble Paintings Series, No.5

Andreas Dimofanous

The Scribble Paintings Series are created and set into question about their visual ‘taste’ and ‘value’ in relation to their materiality. They are made using spray-paints, markers and ready-made random stickers or reflective electrical tape. They derive from contexts of historic references in art, and contemporary ‘subcultures’ from the urban environment. They praise the virtue of social inclusion, and celebrate visuals from any class and education background. If they are seen individually, they appear solely concerned with their aesthetic formality. However, the intended installation is to present each one coexisting with its variables, since it reveals vital aspects on its image formation process through the repetitive mark making. The series began by using existing or found abandoned paintings, as an act of image overlaying. Afterwards, the element of audience live participation in the image construction was introduced as a test. They concern issues of authorship and the modes of the labour involved in the formation, distribution and consumption of these specific ‘visual marks’.

Scribble Paintings Series, spray-paint, marker, reflective electrical tape on three MDF boards, 120 x 120 cm each board, 2017.

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