‘THE FOLLY, THE TRIUMPH & THE LAMENT’
4th – 26th June 2022
From 2009-2011, Mountford produced animations based on paintings by Pieter Brueghel the Elder (c1525-1569) and Jean-Antoine Watteau (1684-1721), in which he meticulously reproduced the original works with the addition of sound and movement. These works reinvigorate these iconic paintings, becoming new works that explore the act of making, the history of western art and its relationship to contemporary art practice, and how we engage with the past, narrative and myth.
‘The Folly’ 2009, ‘The Triumph’ 2010, and ‘The Lament’ 2011, are presented together for the very first time. Curated by Kent Buchanan.