Victoria Reichelt

1 - 30 Sep 2005

I make paintings that investigate the relationship between photography and painting, through the use of domestic and banal objects that have drama and narrative despite their prosaic nature. I source these banal, yet slightly obscure objects from thrift stores and markets, so that they come with their own sense of history and narrative. The current series of works serve as an investigation into the act of painting where the painter’s relationship is to the photograph as well as with the object itself. In this way, the act of collecting and photographing the subjects in a controlled studio setting, holds as much importance as the subsequent putting of paint on canvas.