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  • Jonty Lees Skimming Stones 2005 Video

    Jonty Lees
    Skimming Stones 2005
    Video

    © Jonty Lees

  • Andrew Palmer Skimming Stones 2005 Oil on Linen

    Andrew Palmer
    Skimming Stones 2005
    Oil on Linen
    41 x 59 cm

    © Andrew Palmer

Lees’ unpretentious production methods incorporate poetic moments in their realisation and gravity appears to be a recurring theme in his work. To accompany the video of Skimming Stones, the artist commissioned Andrew Palmer to make a romantic representation of a stone skimming the surface of water. The work in its final state now includes a video representation of the action of the machine shown alongside the painting of the final aspect of the action, making a neat circular reference to representation in two contexts; the cinema-verite of the film and video which always attracts our attention because it seems ‘real’ to us and the romantic artifice that is the painting.