Yesterday's Skin

artwork specifications

  • Full Title Yesterday's Skin
  • Date Completed July 2017
  • Dimensions 80 x 80cm
  • Medium Oil and skin on canvas
  • Ground Gesso primed cotton duck
  • Ground Support 5cm deep wooden stretcher with wedges
  • Framing Unframed
  • Authentication Signed (XTN) bottom center
  • Authentication date Not dated
  • Series Not Applicable
  • Sub-Series Not Applicable
  • Copyright Owner Corné Eksteen Artist
  • Publications 2017 - Featured artist & artwork - The South African Artist Magazine - Issue 29
  • Model Corné Eksteen

availability

Full view of Corné Eksteen's Artwork: Yesterday's Skin

artists' statement

This painting a self-portrait has a conceptual side to it. Actual skin tissue removed from my body is worked into the surface area of the painting, thus not only making this a portrait of myself, but a portrait that is built out of "parts" of my body.

Skin tissue was optained by getting a severe sunburn, which normally with my very light skin type leads to "peeling" and often blisters. Skin from blisters and peeling was carefully removed from my body, preserved in linseed oil for a number of months and then finally made their way onto the surface of the painting combined with regular artist oils.

exhibtion history

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