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Mark Boshoff - "Shattered Perceptions"

"Shattered Perceptions"

Shattered Perceptions
Oil on Canvas, US$ 814

Shattered Perceptions

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Details

Oil on Canvas
Oil on stretched canvas

W: 615mm x H: 920mm x D: 45mm
W: 24" x H: 36" x D: 2"

Approx. Weight: 0.7kg

This work is unframed

Price

US$ 814

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About "Shattered Perceptions"

Contemporary society is obsessed with outward appearances, with looks and the external or the superficial. The affected study their reflections in shop windows, elevator mirrors, reflective surfaces whenever the opportunity arises to touch up, straighten, appraise and adore their reflected self. Some surreptitiously glance at their reflections while others, utterly self-absorbed in their appearances, bring traffic to a halt, cause collisions on pavements and shove elevator passengers aside in an effort to confirm the illusion is still in place.

Selfies are taken without consideration for others. We pout, flex, adopt alluring stances to feed social media and gain a following, obtain 'likes' and generally show everyone our Hollywood lifestyle.

Yet when the mirror cracks and we are seen for our true self, so many of us do not measure up to the carefully constructed persona we have created. Relationships, trust and adoration crumbles before the ugly truth that we are hollow, ineffectual and flawed.

Does the negative image lurking behind the mirror then become reality? Does the artfully posed couple's reflection appear from between the cracks to haunt us? Do we invite the world of opposites/mirror-images into ours? At what cost?

Mark Boshoff

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About Mark

Light is the artist's inspiration, especially the play of light and dark on contours of objects, landscapes and figures.
Over time the objective to accurately represent the subject matter has developed into a desire to elicit a response from the viewer. The artist recognises narrative in fleeting moments and validates his interpretation thereof through feedback from the viewer.

Price Range

US$ 56-814

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Education

B. Compt (Hons) CA(SA)

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