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TARGET: the “Invisible” Man

A suite of works on paper inspired by the counter-intuitive concept of ‘Dazzle Camouflage’. This was employed on some allied shipping during the Great War, and more rarely, during WWII; not to offer concealment but to make it difficult for the enemy to estimate the target’s range, speed, and heading.
Here the figure is partially concealed by a target pattern projected across a room, but which simultaneously breaks this geometry and signals a human presence in the composition.

A representational figure work, but the composition owes much to ideas of Op Art and high contrast design.

white acrylic and graphite/charcoal pencil on grey paper 42x54cm