The truth in painting 1993

Lang, Martin (2022) The truth in painting 1993. In: Painting, photography, and the digital: crossing the borders of the mediums. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle Upon Tyne, pp. 133-158. ISBN 152758917X, 9781527589179

The truth in painting 1993
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This essay focusses on Martin Lang’s ongoing practiced-based research project “The Truth in Painting 1993,” which employs painting, photography and digital manipulation brought together in pictures that depict events from 1993. Each painting in the series contains an amalgamation of “analogue” painterly marks, printed scans of paintings and digital painting. The projects anticipates that both the lack of certainty around the mediums used, and the occasions depicted in the works, will spur viewers to question notions of socially constructed and mind-independent truths connected to incidents of that time. In this essay, Lang frames his work in relation to ideas of slippage of the work of art as a single, unique, entity in Jacques Derrida’s “The Truth in Painting” (1978) and Enrico Terrone’s concept of “standards of correctness” in “The Post-truth in Painting” (2019). This positions his work in a “post-truth world”, where the “truth is out there”, but which cannot always be clearly defined and understood.

Keywords:Painting, Truth, Digitalisation, Deep fake, Derrida, Luc Tuymans, Cézanne, Conspiracy theories, New World Order, Morality
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
W Creative Arts and Design > W190 Fine Art not elsewhere classified
W Creative Arts and Design > W120 Painting
Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Creative Arts > Lincoln School of Creative Arts (Fine Arts)
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Deposited On:07 Nov 2022 09:29

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