Goodwin, D (2003) Above/Below (drawings). UNSPECIFIED
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The multi-layered images hold an innate serenity in the mesh of overlapped expressions they contain. Snapshots of emotion have been worked over through the act of drawing or painting to imbue each portrait with a level of intimacy reflecting the relationship between Goodwin and the subjects who are all friends or family. The fragility of the lines is sometimes barely visible due to the scale of the paper and the distance at which the viewer is required to stand in order to have an overall sense of the figure and the multifarious stances they have been captured in. The portraits divulge a sense of the time spent studying the facial and bodily gestures of the subjects. The fragments of time captured in the photos are suspended further through the actual duration spent drawing or painting; small details and expressions are given intense concentration. The process of layering is an attempt to contain in a single image more detail about the individual. Although they are all two-dimensional images, each has a different time release as the viewer's focus shifts over time.
|Keywords:||multi-layered, overlap, intimacy, reflection, time-release|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Slade School of Fine Art|
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