Two Brothers at Jagalchi



Acrylic, varnish, paper on canvas               

Part of the artists ‘Clear’ series – paintings are hazy , unsettling, and multi-layered in the most literal sense of the word. Christian begins by printing a photograph  onto a sheet of blank newspaper, and then uses clear varnish  to apply this to a canvas that he has already prepared with color. The varnish makes the newspaper transparent, which brings the colours behind it back out onto the surface. Once the varnish has dried, Christian paints over the collage and later attacks that layer with water, solvents, and sponge. The final effect is a an object partially freed of overpainting.

Christian Manss

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