South Carolina-based artist Hollis Brown Thornton‘s painting of Atari cartridges diligently outlines each label in oil paint. His interest in iconic references to the past is continued is his use of family photographs.
He uses photographs to draw from but also more directly, using transfers from the images themselves and working on top of them. I like his tendency to use the same photographs multiple times, reworking them in different ways, adding different colours and patterns, to create a series. He says that his interest in these items is in uniting the fleeting present to a lingering past.
© Hollis Brown Thornton, 2011.