MILINKOVIC

Britain’s JOAN of ARC

britains-joan-of-arc-iBRITAIN’S JOAN OF ARC I | photograph | original collage 23 x 37cm (9 x 14.5″) | acrylic on newsprint | March 2017

I resonate with the process employed by American artist Bruce Nauman, who tends to use found objects or things that happen to be around his studio at the time of creating. It’s something to do with challenging oneself with the habitual way of seeing, and doing, and therefore breaking these patterns, in order to see in a new way.

The article headline ‘Britain’s Joan of Arc’ jumped off the page of an old copy of The Times, while painting in the studio today. The headline refers to Michael Gove’s attempt at Britain’s leadership back in July 2016… go figure. I enjoy using newsprint in my work for it’s tactile quality, and also the irony, given that I don’t read newspapers (on account that they are depressing). But I like the ingenuity of headlines. So here, a combination of monochromatic obliteration, words, rectangular geometry, and texture.

britains-joan-of-arc-iiiBRITAIN’S JOAN OF ARC III | photograph | original collage 23 x 37cm (9 x 14.5″) | acrylic on newsprint | March 2017

britains-joan-of-arc-iiBRITAIN’S JOAN OF ARC II | photograph | original collage 23 x 37cm (9 x 14.5″) | acrylic on newsprint | March 2017

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