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Macbeth Witch #1

Tony Scherman1994

Canada Council Art Bank

Canada Council Art Bank

Tony Scherman’s Macbeth Witch #1 is an example of the artist’s interest in producing “facescapes.” In this case he’s transformed a beauty from Vogue magazine with paint and encaustic (pigment mixed with hot wax). The asymmetrical cropping and framing of the face adds to the effect of dissolution and recreation, a commentary on the “aberrant conditions of experience.”

Tony Scherman has an international following.  He works extensively in North America and Europe as an artist, critic and lecturer.  He lives and works in Toronto.

Source: Karen Antaki, Tony Scherman: Banquo’s Funeral

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