Representations of Heritage and Educated Breeding opposite to Behavioural Performance
Despite acquired consent, the historical process of revolution, reorder, reform, and the ubiquitous and subsequent timid revolt carried out in rumour, pleases classicism. The average display of reign through lineage instead of public effectuation, builds on feudal and derisory reference points and distracts assessment. Why articulate representation (descriptive and elective) depending upon assumption? Why plant traditions? Is craftsmanship to be conceived and exercised as game of concealed social retrieve?
In addition to rationing chronology, past, present, future, and their critical studies, play quite an active role both as prejudiced heirs and multidisciplinary obstructing curators - precipitating an elaborated faux spectacle. Art centres and institutions, after a cultural branding revamp, find their new internal and operating system of equivalences updated for contemporary functioning, and make-do accordingly.
In exploring the imagery of power and art history employing print not as tool or medium, but as conceptual policy, the Underdog works intend to bribe their way narratively, negotiating a “close” remoteness from traditionalist subject matter, and creating working documents that add to an archive initiated in 2007 and that is still in progress.
Portrait (main and detail) | Charles V by Titian | Maria Bloomberg's Life Accounts
Portrait by Ingres (main and detail) | Brando/Napoléon Tondo | Brando/Napoléon Portrait
queen victoria wall
Youth Portrait with Frame (main and detail) | Funeral Parade | Jubilee Portrait
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