MUNRO PEEBLES


"LAYERS"


These large works are inspired by the many layers of posters that can accumulate on bill boards which he secretly removes at night and takes to his studio. From there he projects the image of himself onto the surface of the poster and cuts away the silhouette into the layers below. Some of these works are then returned to their original bill board and process starts again with further layers of transient information and promotion being added as before. The difference is that his image, his identity is enclosed within the time based layers of human promotional wastage. It is an act of defiance, a cry in the dark, a need to make a mark on the ever new promotional images that not only defines the passage of time but also human endeavour, human weakness and how the machinery of promotion ignores and swamps the individual.

His work is precise, profound and challenging aesthetically and culturally.


Terry Duffy 2002.

 

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