The Replication Project
acrylic on canvas, 2014-2015
An ongoing project. I'm not an experienced painter, but I decided to recreate classic paintings in an effort to learn more about how they're put together, and about how to paint. The results are sometimes successful, sometimes funny, and surprisingly recognisable. By forcing myself to replicate a classic painting, I create something that has no set style - the style comes about accidentally through my own painting 'skills'.
These paintings were very difficult to make, knowing that my versions will never be as good as the originals, which acts as a metaphor for the creation of all art - expectation vs. reality. The project is entirely subject to my confidence and motivation - which is why my version of American Gothic
was never finished.