Seamus NicolsonJason 2000

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Artist
Seamus Nicolson (born 1971)
Title
Jason
Date 2000
MediumPhotograph, colour, on paper on aluminium
Dimensionssupport: 1012 x 1425 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased with assistance from donations commemorating the wedding of Juliet Ferguson and Matthew Cestar 2001
Reference
P78532
Not on display

Summary

This photograph shows an apparently inconsequential moment, a young man leaving a late-night London convenience store glancing, as he does so, into his plastic shopping bag. The man behind the counter who can be seen through the window watches the young man as he leaves. The only light is that which emanates from the shop itself, lighting the young man dramatically from one side; the other side of his face is obscured by darkness. It also illuminates the fruit and vegetable stall set out in front of the shop, which suggests a contemporary updating of the still-life tradition in painting… (read more)

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