Clint Griffin - Decking Around a Tree (description)

Clint Griffin works with other people’s rejects. He trolls garage sales for old paintings and fishes photographs from trash cans and uses the discarded materials to create original works of art. The appropriation of found objects allows him to combine, mix and superimpose images featuring multiple, disparate viewpoints, styles and subjects. Without suggesting a specific environment, the large-format Decking Around a Tree invites reflection on the landscape, a subject closely linked to Canadian identity. Artwork reproductions, photographs, acrylic and oil paints, ink, marker and pencil lines blanket the surface, emphasizing the eclectic assortment of spaces with their diversity. The use of collage and overlay produces a heterogeneous picture in which the motifs collide and the space breaks up.
Marie-Eve Beaupré

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