A Scattered Thought
Date: 31st July, 7-9pm
The paintings of Max Presneill reflect upon Hermetic moments within reconstructed histories and mythologized experiences and reconfigured relationships between fact and fiction. These forged connections that play between remembering, invention and the act of painting allow for fluid identities and the heightened poignancy of self-aware entropy, of the passage of one’s own time and essential singularity in the world. The paintings touch upon aspects of memory and transience that allude to situations, both specific and general, factual and imagined, in a form of visual existentialism. Isolated and de-contextualized, the source materials float in a sea of uncertainty, like our own reflection in a mirror, somewhat familiar but not quite us, what is seen differing from what is felt.