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Andrew S. Conklin
Duet II - Still Life with Guitar, Violin and Scantily Clad Woman, Oil on Linen

2020

$14,000

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Sensual in it's style and subject matter, Andrew S. Conklin's still life "Duet II" explores the sexuality in both innate objects and the human form. The female figure is off to the side, giving the musical instruments a prominent place in the overall composition. The fluffed up pillows upon which the guitar has been laid bring a sensuousness to the music itself. We see the model's clothes strewn on the floor yet the male figure is fully clothed. Did he just interrupt a private moment? This rich interior scene is one that brings the viewer back time and time again. Andrew S. Conklin Duet II oil on linen 42h x 60w in 106.68h x 152.40w cm ACK030 Andrew S. Conklin Artist Statement—Motion Capture Studio Series Andrew S. Conklin, a native of Chicago, Illinois, is a figurative painter. Conklin's paintings are a product of his direct interaction with the figure model, unmediated by photography. While he uses the traditional techniques of the old masters in his painting practice, his recent series grows from a keen interest in the range of digital imaging approaches and the way they can alter perceptions of the body. In his Motion Capture Studio series, Conklin examines the spaces where computer technicians record human movement for video game characters. In this environment he sees both similarities and differences between traditional artist studios and the vanguard of image processing spaces. In paintings such as Motion Capture Studio 2, the female athletes in the left panel prepare to perform, while on the right panel, one figure is being fitted with tiny glass markers attached to her body, which will allow the technicians around her to record her movements. While stylistically his work fits into the tradition of figurative painting, he is interested in the notion of using an old method of depiction (painting) to show twenty-first century arenas where computers and artists “sculpt” the human form using only digital code. Being a contemporary figurative painter in a time when the proliferation of figurative images through photography, video or computer programs challenges the notions of depicting reality, Conklin believes images captured in oil painting connect us to the perennial. He builds tension between a virtual world and the traditional history of art, and opens a dialogue between the parts of ourselves that are changing and those that remain the same.

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  • Creator
    Andrew S. Conklin (1961, American)
  • Creation Year
    2020
  • Dimensions
    Height: 42 in. (106.68 cm)Width: 60 in. (152.4 cm)
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  • Gallery Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    Seller: ACK0301stDibs: LU55436443782

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