Arthur Bannon / Black Box

Arthur Bannon

My current work is focused on the evolving nature of how we tell and understand stories.
My paintings examine the shortcomings of language, and probably the need for art itself. Each single painting is reliant on its partner for context, and to evolve beyond its single statement or character to become a ‘story’. The works allow me to explore my love of the written word, and of form, without being confined to implied meaning.

As a counterpoint I’m using photography to tell stories about our evolving relationship with our physical form. So much of our current identity is constructed in a context that’s independent of our bodies. I’m exploring the idea of how this death of physical stereotypes will impact on our ability to create a shorthand for our moral compass, and the way we portray ourselves.