Miscreation # 1 - Charles Inge
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Title: Miscreation # 1
Artist: Charles Inge
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 90 x 120 cm
Bell jars are often used in scientific research or as vessels for display. Inge’s Miscreation highlights the fragility, chaotic nature, and precarity of modern life but at the same time signposts its significance as something that is worthy of exhibition, scrutiny and preservation. The artist has described this body of work as a form of modern-day Vanitas painting, showcasing the transience of life. Like many 17th century Dutch painters, Inge has opted to use rotting fruit and vegetation to symbolise our ephemeral existence however these objects have been infused with floating and dripping strokes of paint and indecipherable patterns, adding a hint of surrealism and contemporary cartooning to an age-old genre.
Ashurst Emerging Artist Prize Overall Winner