Mark's Camera 2


Mixed pigment on cotton

76.2 x 101.6 cm (30 x 40 in.)

Barely emerging from a darkness that seems to be under water, a photo camera, the lens pointing upwards, seems a relic, out of order. A naturalistic study of an object that creates images, Mark's Camera 2 is an astute mise en abyme with great suggestive and narrative power.

This painting by Troy Brauntuch was presented along with State Trooper and Criminal in a solo show at Friedrich Petzel Gallery in New York, in 2013. It is part of a series that includes two other variations, each presenting the camera under a different angle. The still life is treated with dark hues and a dim light, effects that the painter typically uses in his practice.

Troy Brauntuch's Mark’s Camera 2 was first shown by the Pinault Collection in the exhibition The Illusion of Light at Palazzo Grassi, in 2014.
Troy Brauntuch's other artwork