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Lawrence Fodor

Drawing on the vast archive of painting and sculpture throughout the ages, each painting in this body of work begins as an investigation into the dynamics of a significant work of art pieces that have had a profound impact on my development as a painter. Historic works provide provenance and a literal history/memory for each canvas from which I move forward to eclipse and re-contextualize the original piece and its conceptual theme. A historic source material is eclipsed, but not for merely a moment they are obscured to reinterpret their outdated mythologies. These paintings are an invitation to exchange and expand personal narratives and investigate how they relate to each other and the world in which we live.

Lawrence Fodor

Lawrence Fodor
St George and the Dragon III (after Rubens), 2015-16
Oil, alkyd resin and linseed oil on canvas
60 x 60"