• Austria and Monolith

      Payne, Alistair (2004)
      Payne’s two works in this exhibition were created by deconstructing the structural dynamics of painting and enfolding the resulting possibilities onto different external elements. The paintings exhibited not only their own particular structural/physical or material identity as painting, but also their relationship to other mediums. “Austria” was a floor-based work, made from high impact polystyrene (nine sheets cut into the form of paint spills laid over each other following the colours of the camouflage used by the Austrian army). “Monolith” contained nine blocks of polished 6x6x1 inch Perspex with sheets of solid acrylic paint between each one.
    • Leviathan’s Slumber

      Payne, Alistair (2005)
      Derived from Payne’s continuing search for a new interdisciplinarity within painting, “Leviathan’s Slumber” is an installation comprising four circulating pumps, food colouring, water, 180 metres of 4cm transparent tubing and a central reservoir. This follows a methodology of ‘folds and flows’ derived from the philosophy of Gilles Deleuze, which Payne developed in his doctoral thesis to present a new and dynamic method for painting practice, arguing that painting retains its formal particularity yet shifts its physical and spatial characteristics across different mediums.