Ephemeral No.1

Ephemeral No.1 / £650.00

Ephemeral No.1

by Jana Emburey

Materials: Photo transfer of a flour drawing, acrylic paint and ink on heavy watercolour paper

Size (H x W x D): 79 x 55 x 0.2 cm

Year created: 2013

Key Facts

- Requires Framing or Mounting

- Original painting

- Signed On the Front by the Artist

About this piece:

The fleeting quality of time also intrigues me. The Ephemeral and Caption series start with a number of drawings made with flour to signify the transient nature of movement. These drawings are very fragile and unstable and are swept away with a brush once photographed. A few of the images are digitally overlaid and create the black and white and hand coloured Caption prints and sepia prints in the Dance of Life. Similarly, in the Ephemeral mix media paintings, these digital images are overlaid, printed out in sections, transferred onto paper and painted. This long process and layering of the different techniques, in a way also preserves those ephemeral moments.
 
‘A note to buyers: This work has been entered into the Signature Art Prize 2013-2014 and is now being judged for the People’s Choice Award. It can still be purchased (and we urge you to do so) but it may need to be delivered at the end of March 2014 if it is selected to be exhibited in the gala. Should you require it prior to this time, please contact us to discuss.’
 

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Sweet Oblivion is about the problem of Overpopulation our planet is facing. From this rather grim subject came very detailed, controlled and delicate pen drawings. I like the deceptiveness of the beauty it offers compared to the dismay it actually describes. 

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