WORD GAMES

At first glance the imagery used in this series of prints appears to be straightforward.  The identities of the objects, toys and people portrayed are unequivocal.

The addition of letters and words however introduce an element of doubt.  Alternative definitions are hinted at.  Certainties are questioned.  And the simple statements are transformed into situations that fluctuate between the grave and the absurd.

The words play games, the images play games and the dialogue between the two never quite seems to correspond.


 

Life.  11.5x6.5cms.

Life 2. 11.5x6.5cms.

Life 3.  11.5x6.5cms.

Help point.  11.4x6cms.

New help point.  11.4x6cms.

No help point til...  11.4x6cms.

Self portrait.  11.3x6cms.

Oddball.  11.4x6cms.

End game.  11.7x3cms.

Waterloo.  6.3x10.7cms.

Tufnell Park.  6.3x10.7cms.

Egg cup.  6.2x11.7cms.

Pear shaped.  6.2x11.7cms.

Batty.  11x7cms.

Elephant and castle.  11.7x6cms.

'art.  10.7x6.3cms.

Luck.  7x7cms

Basic instincts.  9.7x6.6cms.

Blue.  7x7cms.

Untitled.  10.2x7cms.

Untitled 2.  10x6.8cms.

Jim.  10x7cms.

Mission impossible.  6x12cms.

abc.  6x11cms.

Truth.  7x7cms.

New single.  7x7cms.

Meaning.  7x7cms.

Lifetime.  7x7cms

Lost for words.  11.5x6cms.

Self storage.  7x7cms.

Prices:  £50-£75 Unframed / £80-105 Framed.

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Copyright, Robin MacFarlan 2018