Artwork Title: Afternoon of the Satyr - Artist Name: Honoré Sharrer

Afternoon of the Satyr

Honoré Sharrer, 1989

20 x 20 inch
A primary concern of Sharrer was how to deal with what the appearances of things and of people hide. She said: “There are things going on other than what you see. What the eye sees is a kind of realism, but it isn’t everything.” ...Sharrer’s work can be described more as ‘psychic realism’ than ‘hyperrealism’. The artist uses a number of techniques to bend our eyes and our minds to fathoming out what is being hidden behind what we see. (This, of course, being a vast subject which feeds into the way our societies, our social orders, our forms of domination and oppression and suppression are constructed). There are unusual colors and color combinations; there is the flatness of the images as though to emphasize a didactic rather than a representational purpose. As subject matter, the artist presents stories which we think we know: myths, scriptural stories and nursery rhymes. She makes use of press reports. She distributes... []
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