PAUL LEE
 
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PROJECT SUMMARY

 

These images are captured from videos of airplanes using a digital video board. I use Adobe Photoshop to process the images. The digital processing of these images is physically similar to the process of painting. Colors and compositions in the pieces are created rather than captured. The final images are transferred onto negative print film using an Agfa film recorder. I print the negatives onto two pieces of 30" x 40" conventional type C color paper (color coupler printing paper). The final size of the image is 40" x 60".

The diptych format de-emphasizes the figure (the airplanes) and expands the field of vision for the viewer. The airplane series is very similar to the earlier images of horses from 1995-97. Like the running horses, these airplane images convey the senses of movement and suspension. The figure and ground relationship is also deliberately distorted by the blurring and the splitting of the images into two panels. The airplanes are created out of context. They can be seen as cultural icons of the 20th century, like the horse are icons of the 19th century American West.

 

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'Untitled Airplane Diptych'
Dye-coupler print
24"x36", 1997-98
'Untitled Airplane Diptych'
Dye-coupler print
24"x36", 1997-98
'Untitled Airplane Diptych'
Dye-coupler print
24"x36", 1997-98
'Untitled Airplane Diptych'
Dye-coupler print
24"x36", 1997-98
'Untitled Airplane Diptych'
Dye-coupler print
24"x36", 1997-98
'Untitled Airplane Diptych'
Dye-coupler print
24"x36", 1997-98
'Untitled Airplane Diptych'
Dye-coupler print
24"x36", 1997-98
'Untitled Airplane Diptych'
Dye-coupler print
24"x36", 1999
'Untitled Airplane Diptych'
Dye-coupler print
24"x36", 1999