ON PAPER

There’s a passage in Sartre’s first novel, Le Nausee, in which the lead character describes his passion for collecting discarded pieces of paper. It’s a passage I’ve visited many times in the years since first reading it, not just for the pleasure of it’s narrative, but also for something else…something outside the words…something it says about encounters with paper [including the pages on which the words are printed].
In the six months between December 2004 and May 2005 I lived and worked in Bristol, England and had many encounters with paper.
A bus ticket from Saturday morning shopping, 3 sugar packets from a morning coffee, a napkin from a Pain au Chocolat, a newspaper photograph of Adolph Hitler that reminded me strangely of someone I knew, a flyer sent with a council tax bill which boldly announced that “There’s nowhere to hide” and carried an image of two figures who bore a striking resemblance to the Kray twins, and others.
I collected them and made pictures of them on paper so that, like Sartre’s words, they’re pictures on paper on paper on paper.

Paul Hinchliffe
July 2005

 

*prices valid 2005

el otro de mi sangre y de mi nombre uno [detail]
watercolour on paper
76 x 56cm [paper size]
2005
$550 framed

el otro de mi sangre y de mi nombre dos [detail]
watercolour on paper
76 x 56cm [paper size]
2005
$550 framed

el otro de mi sangre y de mi nombre tres [detail]
watercolour on paper
76 x 56cm [paper size]
2005
$550 framed
el otro de mi sangre y de mi nombre quatro [detail]
watercolour on paper
76 x 56cm [paper size]
2005
$550 framed
americano grande [detail]
watercolour on paper
76 x 56cm [paper size]
2005
$550 framed SOLD
hi-chair [detail]
watercolour on paper
76 x 56cm [paper size]
2005
$550 framed
napkin [detail]
watercolour on paper
76 x 56cm [paper size]
2005
$550 framed SOLD

pain au chocolat [detail]
watercolour on paper
76 x 56cm [paper size]
2005
$550 framed

43A [detail]
watercolour on paper
76 x 56cm [paper size]
2005
$550 framed SOLD

bristol council workers [detail]
watercolour on paper
76 x 56cm [paper size]
2005
$550 framed


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