Forest Fire

Vintage painting, custom cut MDF, acrylic paint on canvas

44 x 65cm


A found vintage oil painting and acrylic painted wood on canvas with a three-dimensional element. The work is presented behind glass within a white, wooden frame.

This mid-century find was painted by an unknown artist. It has been divided into sections and then raised on wooden panels. Laser-cut MDF strips dissect the forest scene and are painted in similar colours chosen from the original oil painting.

Although the colours are linked, there is still a strong sense of contrast between the detailed organic brushstrokes on the oil painting and the sharp bold shape of the wooden strips.

This work is part of a series of artworks appropriating old oil paintings and giving them a new lease of life for a contemporary audience.

© Adam Robinson