Two hundred and twenty six

Peep Hole

2010 by Robert Dunt
Alien Beauty: Alien Freedom @ Degree Art until 28th November

Alien Beauty: Alien Freedom is mostly made up of an array of eclectic canvases that cover the span of one wall completely, immediately confronting the viewer with a colourful and encompassing display that plays with and blurs the eyes. The effect is warm, colour focusing on golds, yellows and orange, and slightly exotic – beauty not refined or even defined, but beauty in a whirlwind of works combined. The postcard of Peep Hole focuses on and manipulates this collective effect, taking a picture not of Dunt’s work straight-forwardly but instead blurring the perspective, framing the image through reflection. The actual piece stands as a tub from which bright and elaborate poles emerge, lit from the centre below with a bright blue light. On two sides of this sculpture there are then mirrors, painted with brightly coloured dashes in patterns. It is these that the photo is taken from — the image appearing almost through the painted reflected surface, with the shape and mass of the poles blurred and barely decipherable. The effect is the one of the exhibition overall — a dancing of colour and pattern, of alien objects that through contrast and composition form a beauty that is an amalgamation rather than exact object. This amalgamation serves to entice vision into a different world rather than being reflective of reality — ‘alien’ beauty indeed.


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One response to “Two hundred and twenty six

  1. VJ

    Thank you for your review your oppinion matters and we will be passing it on to Robert and Alistair.

    Please visit us again.

    Best wished from


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