PAT BRASSINGTON

PAT BRASSINGTON: THE APPROACH  

 
I do seem to be attracted to the enigmatic. 
   
Too much digging into one’s motivation runs counter to free-flowing spontaneity, but I do seem to be attracted to the enigmatic. When morphing an image I baulk prior to resolution and may prefer to leave it hovering uncertain and incomplete. Our minds endlessly seek resolution and hence closure exerts magnetic attraction. My aim is to use this gravitas to spin off towards other possibilities.
 
This work revisits strategies that I have used in the past where I have regulated the visual sense of ‘the piece’ through syntax and through the use of multiple images, instead of singular images and individual frames. I aim to pitch my images just off the verge of normality, into those dense patches where the commonplace goes awry.

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Bloom from the series Anxious bodies  
  Like a bird now
Forget your perfect offering  
  Drummer from the series You’re so vein


PAT BRASSINGTON
Bloom from the series Anxious bodies, 2003
pigment print
dimensions 78 x 59 cm
Courtesy of the artist and Stills Gallery, Sydney; Arc One Gallery, Melbourne; and Bett Gallery, Hobart
PAT BRASSINGTON 
Like a bird now, 2010
pigment print
dimensions 85 x 60 cm
Courtesy of the artist and Stills Gallery, Sydney; Arc One Gallery, Melbourne; and Bett Gallery, Hobart
PAT BRASSINGTON
Forget your perfect offering, 2008
pigment print
dimensions 20 x 15 cm
Courtesy of the artist and Stills Gallery, Sydney; Arc One Gallery, Melbourne; and Bett Gallery, Hobart
PAT BRASSINGTON
Drummer from the series You’re so vein, 2005
pigment print
dimensions 86 x 66 cm
Courtesy of the artist and Stills Gallery, Sydney; Arc One Gallery, Melbourne; and Bett Gallery, Hobart

 

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