2019

The Time of Day      

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Five Walls Projects, May 2019

The Time of Day presents paintings that explore written images. Mark Wingrave translates from Russian to English, selects words that resonate and improvises on this. The space between languages becomes a place to stand and paint, a place where abstraction is like an unknown text, and where familiar words suggest narratives, invoking parallel worlds.

The text is from 19thC Russian writer Nikolai Gogol’s: Evenings on a Farm near Dikanka. His stories mix everyday and bizarre realities from old folktales. Mark Wingrave has restaged these supernatural events within the timeframe of a single night.

Gogol’s stories connect with today by picturing a world where the unimaginable happens.

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Nightfall, 2019. Oil on linen, 46 x 35 cm

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Eyes glowing, 2019. Oil on linen, 30 x 30 cm

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Late, 2019. Oil on linen, 46 x 35 cm

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The moon was took, 2019. Oil on linen, 30 x 30 cm

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Midnight, 2019. Oil on linen, 46 x 35 cm

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Brains reeled, 2019. Oil on linen, 30 x 30 cm

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The small hours, 2019. Oil on linen, 46 x 35 cm

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The devil turned inside out, 2019. Oil on linen, 30 x 30 cm

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Neither light, 2019. Oil on linen, 46 x 35 cm

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Trees blood red, 2019. Oil on linen, 30 x 30 cm

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Daybreak, 2019. Oil on linen, 46 x 35 cm

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Endpapers, 2019. Oil on linen, 46 x 35 cm


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