Jedd Garet
To Rule the World 1985

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Jedd Garet born 1955
To Rule the World
Date 1985
Medium Acrylic paint on 2 canvases
Dimensions Support: 3465 x 1860 x 43 mm
Acquisition Presented by Mr Frederic Mueller through the American Federation of Arts 1985
Not on display

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Garet painted a series of works in the 1980s which he says contained 'no natural elements¿ including the figures. They were statues, not people.' The shafts of light passing behind the figure suggest cinema or stage lighting, heightening the sense of artifice. Garet has stated that this style of painting reflects his homosexuality. He began using two canvases for his paintings simply to work on a larger scale. However, it enabled him to deliberately skew the image by misaligning the two sections. He described the title as merely 'a phrase I liked'.

August 2004

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