Wasma Mansour

September 24, 2013By pablogtArtists, Blogt No Comments

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Wasma Mansour (b. 1980) is a Saudi photographic artist living in United Kingdom and I believe she is doing some kind of art defacing photography with her series ‘Single Saudi Women’ which explores the articulations, constructions as well as the representations of single Saudi women residing in the United Kingdom. See more artworks here.

Paul Stephenson

September 15, 2013By pablogtArtists, Blogt 1 Comment
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Paul Stephenson is doing some art Defacing… see more artworks by Paul here. He has an interesting artist statement:

This form of painting is called Sous Rature.¬†Instead of using a blank canvas I take original artwork (not prints or multiples) created by other artists and erase parts of them. The result is destructive and creative, a forced collaboration, iconoclasm; image breaking in the literal sense and graffiti in that ‘what constitutes graffiti is neither the inscription nor its message but the wall, the background, the surface; it is because the background exists fully as an object that has already lived, that such writing always comes as an enigmatic surplus, that is what disturbs the order of things’.

The subject of the painting is given significance by its absence. It was a painting, now it is a painting.