OIL PAINTINGS BY RAFI METZ
|These three paintings took eleven years to complete.
Using 19th century studio photographs, I sought to replace the subjects
into a natural environment. Over the years, the idea developed that
in some way I was 'restoring the souls' that were stolen by the camera.
The shimmering hoops serve as a 'transport lens.' It is also notable
that the people in each painting are painted with the same palette
as the landscape in which they are placed; 'resolved,' as it were,
from their very surroundings.
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RAFI METZ DESIGN