Will Tuck - Static
A4 Print from Artist Will Tuck
Will's work varies over different media; the preoccupation that runs through them all is an interest in the role handmade images have in our overwhelmingly photographic world.
The paintings often take Old Master paintings as their start, reconstructing them (to various degrees of fidelity), photographing the reconstructions and then making paintings from these source photos. The use of plastic toys and pin-up girls as motifs in the paintings contrasts a kitsch 'low' art aesthetic with the traditional 'high' art of the originals.