Sean Molloy

  • United Kingdom (b. 1964)
  • Currently in Dublin, Ireland.



Decomposition VIII

Decomposition VIII

  • 2015
  • Oil, Enamel, Beeswax on Wood
  • sgrafitto
  • 16 x 16 cm
  • Painted on 5mm wooden panel

  • Miniature work after Frans Hals
  • Decomposition XIV - thumbnail Decomposition XIII - thumbnail Decomposition XII - thumbnail Decomposition XI - thumbnail Decompostion X - thumbnail Decompostion IX - thumbnail Decomposition VIII - thumbnail Decomposition VII - thumbnail Decomposition VI - thumbnail Decomposition V - thumbnail Decomposition IV - thumbnail Decomposition III - thumbnail Decomposition II - thumbnail Decomposition I (after Velazquez) - thumbnail

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    Decompositions | 2015 - 2017

This body of work has been constructed through a process of experimentation with a series of traditional baroque-inspired themes, spliced together with over-painted elements associated with digital-based imagery. The traditional elements have been appropriated from sources within the Dutch, Spanish, Flemish and Italian baroque painting canon, combined and juxtaposed to create a series of miniature tondo portraits. The digital elements overlaying these have been inspired by a variety of sources (C.G.I., games, image manipulation software, glitch-art, etc.). I chose some of the key examples of baroque portraiture to test out my ideas on. The title 'Decomposition' refers obliquely to the break down of digital imagery over time and the resulting effect that this has on the image.