Bylines

DAYA CAHEN

BYLINES

2013

Acrylic on paper

 

In “Bylines” several small paintings are placed together on a larger sheet of paper. The paintings are based on newspaper clippings of “men in black suits”, as I call them, that I have been collecting over the years. Painted over images of Watergate are combined with images of the campaign of Berlusconi, the legs of Schröder, a sleeping member of Chinese parlament or a mass at Tahrir square. By painting over newspaper reproductions, I’m altering, blocking out and de-individualizing personae from the news. That way a new order arises; it is no longer clear who is a person of power and who is not. The viewer has to redefine images that seem very well known from the massmedia.

 

Series of 12 frames with several small paintings placed together

52 x 69cm

 

Installation view, 'Shapeshifting', Castrum Peregrini, Amsterdam, NL

foto by Gert Jan van Rooij

 

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Installation View, Kunsthal Citroen, NL

artikel Het Parool, door Maria Barnas,