November 22, 2013
Here is another feature highlighting my work. Happy to see The Fanzine spotlighting a few pieces and explaining my style to their readers. To read the full article click the link below.
“There’s a baffled rage that comes with seeing a defaced photo of yourself. If you ever made a weird face on Class Picture Day, you know what I mean. The defaced subject is you but not, real but caricature, and it’s often accompanied by a word bubble in which you say something sexually incriminating about yourself.
But is there a way to deface respectfully? Even lovingly?
In Joshua Dildine‘s “Photo Series,” the artist makes a canvas of an old family photograph, then uses acrylic, oil, and spray paint to deface them into works of art.
In these paintings, the photos’ backgrounds tend to remain untouched: “In Good Company” features a field, a patch of flowers, and blue sky, all warped and sepiaed by time…”