Wednesday, 31 October 2012
Eugenio Dittborn - To Return (RTM) Airmail Painting
Eugenio Dittborn, To Return (RTM) Airmail Painting No. 103, 1993
Born in Chile in 1943, Dittborn based much of his work on the critical examination of the marginal position of his home country in relation to wider international developments.
He adopted photography as a means to document his surroundings and combined this with excerpts found in books and newspapers. The paintings are made using traditional craft based skills such as stitching and screen printing onto thin folded sections of cheap non-woven fabric. Since their production in the early 80's, the Airmail Paintings have constantly been on the move; the large panels are neatly folded into cardboard envelopes and are sent by post to the gallery they will be shown in.
Eugenio Dittborn, To Travel (RTM) Airmail Painting No. 76, 1990