The Recent Painting Installations of Ian Cumberland

by Andy SmithPosted on

In Ian Cumberland’s recent work, the painter adds sculptural and illusionary touches to his hyperdetailed portraits. The work also plays on the idea of portraiture itself, with screens and text underscoring a self-awareness in his work. Cumberland was last featured on here.

“Cumberland’s recent body of work investigates ideas surrounding the spectacle, the uncanny, the gaze, and the other,” Josef Filipp Galerie says. “The works contemplate on the alienation of the individual through the commodification of society and influence of technology, creating a disparity between appearance and reality. Cumberland begins by constructing sets, staging props and posing models, which are then heightened by theatrical lighting and photographed.”

See more of Cumberland’s recent work below.

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