Group Portrait - The Artist in the act of experimenting with self image production alongside Pierre Huyghe and Florian Lüdde, The Japan Society, E 47th St, New York City, 3 May 2016
Acrylic on mirror
100 x 150 x 5 cm
On three connected glass disks, several daubs of acrylic paint are distributed. The paints vary among the three elements, and where tones appear to have been mixed with a paint brush. Its shape and the paint daubs give the disk the overall appearance of a classic painter’s palette. However, the fact that it is made from glass and the absence of thumb holes suggests otherwise.
The palettes, part of a larger series, was indeed used by Ryan Gander to paint. He ostensibly painted a series of portraits of people he had crossed paths with, merely based on his memory, each portrait having its own palette, choice and mixing of colors. But he destroyed the paintings after their completion, designating the palettes to be the artworks instead.