Taliban Relief Paintings
and Crude Oil Silk Screens
New works by Piers Secunda
17th November – 24th December 2011
Piers Secunda’s distinct studio practice has pushed the development of paint as a fully operational sculptural material for fifteen years.
The works in this exhibition reveal a progressive and dynamic new direction, presented through a striking geo-political texture: sheets of paint shot by the Chinese army (2009) and more recently casts formed out of real Taliban bullet holes, results of suicide bomb attack sites in Afghanistan.
These bullet hole casts have been integrated into a series of wall mounted paint “relief” sculptures, their hanging devices also cast from paint.