2015. Graphite and embossing on paper, spray paint on 3mm tinted acrylic, 3 sets of diptych: 70 x 70cm each
Celebrity musicians Amy Winehouse, Anthony Kiedis of Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Adam Duritz of Counting Crows are rendered as ‘negative drawings’. To view their positives, one would have to look at the drawings through a mobile device with invert settings on. Faintly embossed on each of the drawings is the visage of yet another celebrity, Andy Warhol. The viewer's use of her device–instantaneously ‘developing’ a negative image in order to consume it–intersects with Warhol's Polaroid celebrity snaps.
Google maps of cities, either the subject’s birthplaces or adopted home, are graphical counterpoise to the drawings. These urban shapes, public/personal information about the celebrities that are readily available on the internet, show no texture. Their flatness, a revelation of the subjects' self in media.
Note: The work was a private commission by M, a friend from Pittsburgh, USA. M’s dad worked in advertising as Art Director and at one occasion, met Andy Warhol in person. He also loved music and was a member of his school’s Glee Club.