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Harry Sidebotham's avatar Harry Sidebotham

"Decagon" is an acrylic on canvas painting on a custom built ten-sided stretcher featuring a ten-sided hole in the center. It took me five months to make this piece and each step was documented and compiled into a stop motion animation. If possible, I would like to exhibit the painting and the animation during Artprize. There are many strategies I employ when devising painting systems, but no matter how they are carried out, the system itself is the work of art, paintings and sculptures are the just the visual output. Likening myself to a machine, at the mercy of the systems I create, aids the creation process. Math and science play a large role in my research and inspiration for creating new works. I am devoted to exploiting systematic painting by way of systematic disruptions through portraiture, manipulation of paraxial imaging properties, and shaped surfaces.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 2"
  • Medium: acrylic on canvas
  • Width: 56"
  • Year created: 2013
  • Height: 58"