Grenville Davey [no title] from ‘Pair A’ 1993

Artwork details

Artist
Grenville Davey born 1961
Title
[no title] from ‘Pair A’
From Eye
Date 1993
Medium Screenprint on paper
Dimensions Image: 716 x 839 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1994
Reference
P77639
Not on display

Display caption

Davey decided early on in this project to use computer technology to manipulate photographs of a glass eye and a glass bottle-stopper. He has stated: 'The two are so closely and obviously related. The stopper is a stylised eye. What I liked about it was the light in the object (it looks like a lightbulb), the bubbles, and that the stopper had more light in it than the eye ... The stopper has a lot of the life you would expect to find in its partner.' The objects were photographed in 40 different positions and the film was fed into a computer animation programme. Davey was then able to edit and alter it before translating the resulting compilations to silkscreen.

September 2004

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