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Dirt Painting S.S. #14, 2017
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Enamel paint and dirt on cotton canvas

8.07 x 5.91 x 0.79 in

20.5 x 15.0 x 2.0 cm

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Signed by the artist on verso.

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    About The Work

    Alssandro Moroder's Dirt Paintings are an investigation in mark making, indexical examination, and site specificity.

    These works are enamel paint and dirt on cotton canvas and involve choosing a specific location, ones of great personal meaning to the artist coinciding with a physical pilgrimage.

    The series Dirt Painting S.S. were done in the Salton Sea (an incredibly bleak almost post apocalyptic wastland) outside of Los Angeles.

    The monochrome works function as a recording of a lonely journey, a summation of performance, and the act of labor and endurance. The paintings are performances in their physicality as the once pristine canvases are abraded by burying them with the immediate surroundings of dirt, soil, and enamel, creating a site-specific index of his pilgrimage. The excess debris and pigment is then striped away to discover a new vernacular of subtraction and immediacy, asserting its’ surfaces as a vulnerable membrane: each mark cataloging the process in the study of material, action, and chance. The removal of the artist’s direct hand through an alternate source in which the medium is explored, manipulated, and compromised ultimately acts as a transferring of information through its interaction, gesture, and finality. 

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