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Paul McParland

Indicating the decay of memory and presence; this series of portraits is based on images of people taken from antique photographs found in local markets. Created using line, charcoal and silicone, the images are worked and reworked until the mask of pleasantness and congeniality is diminished. I do not know who these people were and neither does the viewer but as they look on it is key to note that although the photographs we have may live on beyond us, this does not ensure immortality: eventually the artwork will be gone, as will the viewer.

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