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Salon en abyme, 2016

Work On Paper

Watercolor on paper

30.00 x 43.00 in

76.2 x 109.2 cm

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    About The Work

    Tristram Lansdowne’s paintings focus on ideas of permanence and function inherent in our constructed environments. An idealistic view of the past exemplified by the 19th century Romantic ruin is juxtaposed with the emotional vacancy of the contemporary urban landscape, presenting a pessimistic view of human progress rooted in the realization that a brighter future is increasingly difficult to imagine. Outmoded architectural ideas mix with discarded pieces of the landscape in delicately painted watercolours, depicting incongruous, mysterious structures. Employing an aesthetic reminiscent of natural history illustration, these structures are presented as specimens, carefully preserved on the white of the paper.

    Courtesy of River Gallery

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