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This work depicts a seated male figure in profile with his forearms and hands resting on his thighs. Rendered in a variety of materials, from charcoal and pastel to acrylic and ink, the work is made of four sheets of paper mounted together in the frame. The printed pattern acts both as clothing and interior, thus confusing the relationship between figure and background. The depiction of a single fragmented figure follows Unwin’s interest in removing any sense of narrative or reality. This way, the figure stands alone in the work’s own imaginary world with no sense of place or time.

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Date

2009

Medium

acrylic paint, ink, charcoal & pastel on card & printed paper

Measurements

H 146.5 x W 100 cm

Accession number

T13224

Acquisition method

Presented by Tate Members 2010

Work type

Painting


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