Reversed painting: faktura and autopoietic system
Farquhar, Andrew Hamish
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My research proposes a practice-based investigation about painting and the establishment of a system of painting. An engagement with material and medium procedures, as the primary constituents of painting, will be explored through a concept of faktura. The idea of the system is underpinned by a notion of autopoiesis. Autopoiesis is explored as a self-generative process based as a way to derive method and structural organisation from its own making through its own lived experience. Faktura's link to modern materials and processes uncovered a dialogue within the system between painting and digital imaging. The digital imaging served as a means of re-presenting reality. From this position the investigation opened up the opportunity for painting not to be bound to re-presenting reality. It allowed for the emergence of the new - painting's inception from itself as itself as the point of departure and return. The painting surface could be considered the place of expansion and contraction for the proposition of a new painting’s emergence - painting derived from material, medium and method reflecting autopoiesis as the means.