Sunday, January 12, 2014

UN-TITLED PROJECT NO. 6


Un-Titled Project, no. 6 "The Cinematic Issue" Winter 2013/2014 

I was thrilled to have been asked to create a suite of new oil paintings on paper entitled "Disappear" for the Un-Titled Project's "Cinematic Issue" (Issue #6) on newstands now.   The original paintings from this issue are now available from Mulherin (Toronto/New York).  Please contact Katharine Mulherin for more information. 

Kris Knight  - “Disappear”
Escapism is a theme that often comes up in my work – “to seek distraction from unpleasant realities through fantasy”.  The disenchanted characters that I paint are a synthesis of fantasy and real-world memory; they tiptoe between the dichotomies of pretty and menace, hunter and hunted, innocence and the erotic. With this project I wanted to approach the theme of cinema within a literal sense of film as an escape – to be lost in film.  The digital projections casts the characters into a new realm, centered but hidden, they are camouflaged by a layered atmosphere.