Family Archive

Samuel Brown 2011 oil on gesso on board 20 x 15 cms

Family Archive– Painting family photographs was a way to explore the strange transportation felt when looking at these old images which in turn led to an interest in hair and its qualities of portrait and history.

In front of a photograph of my mother as a child, I tell myself; she is going to die. Whether or not she is already dead every photograph is this catastrophe. Roland Barthes

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