Vintage painting, custom cut MDF, acrylic paint on canvas

62 x 62cm


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

This mid-century find was painted by an unknown artist. It has been divided into concentric circles and then raised. Painted in similar colours chosen from the original painting, laser-cut MDF rings dissect the mountain scene.

Although the colours are linked, there is still a strong sense of contrast between the organic brushstrokes of the oil painting and the sharp bold shape of the wooden rings. Radiating out from the centre, these rings also create a sense of movement for the viewer.

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

© Adam Robinson