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This creative work was originally published as:

Morris, R. (2009). Swing [Enamel & oil on board]. Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, Australia.


While it can be seen that swing represents a synthesis between the practice’s of Collage, and Painting, it does not appear to be concerned with configuration beyond that which has been achieved by chance within the modular grid of identical parts comprising the completed work. Such an approach to assembled paintings overlooks the possibility of infusing such a methodology with a more heightened editorial process of re-forming a pictorial whole through the more deliberate editorial technique of varying the dimensions of fragment parts to attain this new pictorial configuration. Swing can be seen as an aesthetic synthesis of the black and white works by Franz Kline, and the black and white ‘Word’ paintings by Colin McCahon.

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