Painting, Still Life, Repetition and Death of the Object

  • Ryan Durrant

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


This research is presented as an exhibition of paintings and text. The paintings and writing are symbiotic. The paintings shape the text and the text shapes the paintings. Each have informed and questioned each other and continue to do so. The text is not intended to explain or describe the Object paintings, but to be viewed alongside them, highlighting similar themes arising through the writing and artwork of various critics, writers, philosophers and artists. Specific attention is paid to a selection of artists who use various forms of ‘repetition’ within their paintings:

Peter Dreher, Bernhard Pifferetti, Cecilia Edefalk, Gillian Carnegie.
Date of Award2023
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorAlison Carr (Co-Supervisor) & Dale Holmes (Co-Supervisor)

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