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  • Life Drawing

    By subtly referencing Velazquez’s 17thCentury classical painting Las Meninas, the image explores issues of representation and indexicality within the artwork. By positioning the focal plane of the camera in the same position as the sitter, parallels can be drawn between the painterly aspects drawn by the subjects and the photographic representation directed towards the viewer. These representations, each left concealed to both subject and spectator, mirror the other’s perspective and highlight the ambiguity of the artwork’s ontology. By diverting the gaze back towards the viewer, the nature of this construction becomes apparent.