Not titled 2014
gouache on paper
38 x 56 cm
Courtesy the Artist and Arts Project Australia, Melbourne
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Alex Aulich, Frame of Mind Curator
Peering into the intimate space of this cock pit, my body responds involuntarily and my neck cranes in empathy. Claustrophobic and uncomfortable, there is tension in this moment of take off or flight. The cosmonaut’s bodies mould to their environment, and while loosely painted, realistic details have captured the complexity of equipment and expertise of this highly specialised vocation. The edges of the image are like those of a torn or ripped photograph. My eyes are drawn from the look of concentration of the first cosmonaut to the second one leaning in at the background. The depth of field is cleverly mastered by this relationship between the faces of the two cosmonauts.
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