Dirty Pictures

A series of acetone prints

This body of work deals with transgression and identity, blurring the boundaries between the physical and the virtual. The issue of duality, of multiple meanings and ambiguity is a staple ingredient of Falzon’s works. The three works presented here form part of an extensive series entitled “Dirty Pictures”, where vintage images of lust are juxtaposed onto found sources, to build dreamy, incomplete narratives. The images are portraits of lust for intimacy, while online sources and apps serve as a cheap, easy alternative. The individual feels detached from real world while ephemeral virtual reality is immediate and more significant. The unlimited possibilities made available by the virtual platform build tense situations based on the promise of more excitement and fulfillment. As on the free-flowing digital media, where adrenaline is fed to the mind via a screen, the dynamics of relationships are changing so fast that one barely has time to take in the changes and updates, let alone analyze the impact on our overall well-being. These acetone prints using the technique of collage mimics a break down of Instagram stories and free online resources, a liminality of mindframes. Falzon’s technique of extensive layering captures this overlap of multiple presences. The works reflect Falzon’s interest in developing the materiality and possibilities of printmaking, and in the process of media combinations.


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