Using Johannes Vermeer paintings as an inspiration for creating a contemporary tableau vivant, the artist purchases a factory stock 1964 Pontiac Grand Prix for staging the scene. 
He remodels his garage to resemble a Vermeer interior and places figures in contemporary and 17th Century period garb to stage an event that seems to float between photographic, painterly and cinematic forms.


The scene is photographed with a 4x5 camera and post production occurs in photoshop where perspective color rendering and specular highlights are added to represent Vermeer’s rendering style.


The work is presented as a medium scale lightbox.

 

The Restoration  2005

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