“Duplicity of Life” in which the Artists explores the opposites, such as yin & yang, war & peace, love & hate, rich & poor, life & death.
This particular work deals with the contrast between “West v East" ends of London, highlighted in Gold v Silver repectively. The "West" End of London has highend places such as Mayfair, Chelsea, Knightsbridge, while "East" End contrast with Shoreditch, Bethnal Green, Mile End etc.
This work has been inspired by programme “Work of Art: The Next Great Artist” which is an American reality competition show in which up-and-coming Artists compete for a Solo Show at the Brooklyn Museum.
In Series 1 Episode 8 “Opposites Attract” the Artists are to make a work of art based on opposites such as, heaven & hell, male & female, order & chaos. (available on youtube)
This painting is a piece of Conceptual Art, that follows a sequence or order, with ASCII Text (Alphabetical Letters) that represents a secret message in Binary Code. An infill square of colours indicates 1 in Binary code, and 0 when infill left blank white and spells the words "West v East" (inverted) in Binary Code.
Pen & Ink Drawing on 200g Paper