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Working on for Lying Portraits



Lying Portraits. A series of drypoint etchings originating from photographs taken while the sitter was telling a lie, including both original sitters and images of Bush, Cameron, Clinton and Blair taken from YouTube.

The intention of the exhibition is that of an informational depiction designed to allow the viewer to become conscious of the premeditated practice of lies within worldwide media platforms, the workplace and society. It is designed to ask the viewer to consider and assess their own ability to tell lies, to question if dialogue, discourse or data deemed accurate and consumed daily either consciously or subconsciously is potentially a lie and subsequently initiate an internal individual monologue questioning gullibility or issues concerning trust. It facilitates dialogue with debate as to whether little white lies are considered essential in a post modern media aware over populated, over consumerist, over informed society whose self perception is of being knowledgeable- or are the lies of modernity as dangerous as in the original story of The Boy Who Cried Wolf ?
Could disinformation presently consumed unquestioned tentatively lead to the ‘sheep’ being killed?






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