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The television screen is a device I use that deploys a wide range of images and information. The information relayed by a television is ephemeral and always in a state of flux as it is pure visual information that is continuously being redacted and replaced - this information is never transparent nor is it permanent. The source material for my paintings are harvested from analogue televisions displaying images which are degraded by static or low-resolution; the low-resolution quality that is a key result of the analogue TV image disrupts vision and destroys clarity. Drained colour resolutions, shifting light intensity and various contrasts and reflections can result in a vast array of on-screen abstractions, which often go against their original behavioural purposes. By choosing to transform these scenes into paintings I attempt to grant the images a form of clarity and illumination by using painting as the mediator to breach the quagmire between the confusion of static and the clarity of the painted image.

Tansy McNally
Heterodyne
2013

Tansy McNally
Polaris
2013

Tansy McNally
Red Cathode
2013

Tansy McNally
Static Shift
2013

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