If you’ve ever wanted to live in a world free from advertising and signage, Paul Vinet just might be able to provide it for you. C-Prints mounted on aluminum and painted, his images create a new vista of city life.
“In the series “Learning from New York”, he presents a new vision of the city through the unusual technique of painting on photographs. The artist creates a surprisingly different perspective of New York by removing its commercial imagery. His white painted geometric shapes make the advertisements that form the city’s backdrop more conspicuous with their absence. These artificial open spaces change our relationship to New York’s architecture and its urban ambiance. Signs are our visual guides, and removing them makes us aware of the presence / absence of these images in the city.”
The work that follows is new this year, and are also are C-prints mounted on aluminum. This time Vinet paints out the defining space with gold leaf.
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