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Dayle Bolton – Rescue I

$11,000.00 inc. GST

Artist Name: Dayle Bolton

Material: oil on linen

Dimensions: 90 x 120cm

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Complexities of the human condition are satirised, hinting at darker themes of alienation or failure.  The artist’s subtle and atmospheric application of oil paint  is reminiscent of European Old Masters’ paintings. There is a distinct parallel with French impressionist painter Edgar Degas and his iconic ballerinas – subjects for whose outer beauty hides a secret existence, of difficult lives marred by poverty and prostitution. Both Dayle and Edgar’s portraits evoke a sense of this duality, of an idealised, immortalised image that hides the dark-side of being human. Dayle’s theatrical carnival of characters tempts the viewer to peep into her voyeuristic and vaudevillian inner world.

One might encounter, through Bolton’s classical settings, the solitary moment of a performer behind the curtain stage, or a juggler in full flight, on a wind-swept beach.Dayle Bolton’s splendidly costumed circus characters are juxtaposed against minimalist backdrops. The viewer is immersed in a poignant and nostalgic sensory experience, such as a tender moment between a circus dog and a performer, which is captured with gothic references to a bygone era. One might encounter, through Bolton’s classical settings, the solitary moment of a performer behind the curtain stage, or a juggler in full flight, on a wind-swept beach.

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