Snell, R (2002) Landscape. The Saatchi Gallery, London, 22 February 2002 - 17 May 2002. ISBN 0953858766 [Exhibition]
|Date:||22 February 2002|
|Event Location:||The Saatchi Gallery, London|
|Number of Pieces:||2|
Opening Date: 2002-Feb-22
The painting 'The Hangar' was the result of research in Norwich and Suffolk, which explored the presence and impact of the American and British military on the immediate environment. The large-scale landscape is dominated by a field of corn with a hangar depicted on the horizon. After visiting the airbases of Lakenheath, Mildenhall and Bentwaters and the army training ground at Stamford I became interested in the strange counterpoint military machinery created against the backdrop of the British countryside. Although war has increasingly become experienced through the media for a majority of British, the machinery seemed a haunting reminder of the continuing conflicts overseas. Much recent scholarship among 'Revolution in Military Affairs' commentators has suggested that war, as we know it is at an end. The Gulf War was a very different type of combat from the First World War, for instance - Clausewitz's 'Absolute war', with its clearly defined strategy and purpose, versus Baudrillard's 'Clean warfare', with its altogether more abstract notion of simulacra.
In my paintings I aimed to explore the gap between our emotional and intellectual response to war in this country and the actuality. Questioning how the pioneering technology, sophisticated strategies and subtle media coverage have actually changed the nature of warfare.
|Divisions:||Bath School of Art and Design|
|Date Deposited:||18 Nov 2012 04:45|
|Last Modified:||03 Oct 2014 10:41|
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