Defaced_3993By Ian Hoskin
Giclée Print, Printed on hahnemuhle 310gsm german etching paper with archival inks
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India has a population of well over 1 billion, so to have your image on a wall means one has achieved an elevated status. Documenting these fading and defaced faces, is for me a momento mori and a way of freezing what happens to both image and person before their almost inevitable slip back into wall and obscurity. Following their Warholesque 15 minutes of fame, is a period for the images, often years, of degrading exposure to the elements and human intervention, during which they are transmogrified, into something ghostly, surreal or abstract while others become vaguely comical and some even joyful.
Based in: London
Ian Hoskin is away from the 2nd to the 29th of September 2022. Please contact The Artling if you have an enquiry about this Artist's work.
I was born in Newcastle Upon Tyne in 1955. In the mid 70s, having not done at all well at school, I decided to to …
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