Sinar P, Schneider Kreuznach Super Angulon 75mm, Phase One P25
This photograph disrupts the definition of what art is. Is it always the end result that is the art, or is the process of making art the artwork itself? Adding a third dimension--a photograph of artist materials, consciously designed and composed, further challenges the notion of where art begins and ends.
Is this a photograph of a painter's materials or a photographer's ability to create a convincing illusion?
This photograph was carefully constructed from concept to execution. The artists brushes and coffee can were sourced new, and carefully distressed to appear old and used. The use of new materials further illustrates how an artist can create the illusion of what is and what is not real.
The results have been overwhelmingly positive. On the surface, some viewers enjoy the visual pun, as well as the immediacy and simplicity of the composition, while others appreciate the celebration of the art making process where the materials are transformed into the art itself.