Oliver Clegg, ‘The Question is not What You Look at but What You See’, 2012, Print, Silkscreen print, Friends Seminary Benefit Auction
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Oliver Clegg

The Question is not What You Look at but What You See, 2012

Silkscreen print
45 × 31 in
114.3 × 78.7 cm
.
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About the work
Friends Seminary Benefit Auction
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Numbered, titled, signed, dated on recto
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Oliver Clegg
British, b. 1980
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A conceptual artist working at the intersection between two- and three-dimensional disciplines, Oliver Clegg wants to “inspire people to think about the past, to think about the things they’ve left behind.” Painting on found ordinary objects such as drawing boards, chess sets, dismantled school desks, and old diaries, Clegg playfully yet poignantly depicts lost toys, building blocks, and upset strollers. The work is imbued with symbolism and surrealism while engaging with language, narrative, and memory; dreams, forming a liminal space between reality and surreality, are central to the scenes. For instance, in the paintings _I_ and _II_ (2010) he respectively renders a floating pillow (symbolizing the unconscious mind) and a floating chair (symbolizing the conscious mind) on floorboards recovered from a dismantled church.

Oliver Clegg, ‘The Question is not What You Look at but What You See’, 2012, Print, Silkscreen print, Friends Seminary Benefit Auction
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About the work
Friends Seminary Benefit Auction
Medium
Signature
Numbered, titled, signed, dated on recto
Image rights
Courtesy of the Artist
Oliver Clegg
British, b. 1980
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A conceptual artist working at the intersection between two- and three-dimensional disciplines, Oliver Clegg wants to “inspire people to think about the past, to think about the things they’ve left behind.” Painting on found ordinary objects such as drawing boards, chess sets, dismantled school desks, and old diaries, Clegg playfully yet poignantly depicts lost toys, building blocks, and upset strollers. The work is imbued with symbolism and surrealism while engaging with language, narrative, and memory; dreams, forming a liminal space between reality and surreality, are central to the scenes. For instance, in the paintings _I_ and _II_ (2010) he respectively renders a floating pillow (symbolizing the unconscious mind) and a floating chair (symbolizing the conscious mind) on floorboards recovered from a dismantled church.

Oliver Clegg

The Question is not What You Look at but What You See, 2012

Silkscreen print
45 × 31 in
114.3 × 78.7 cm
.
Bidding closed
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