Instruments of Possession – Wellington

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Potocki Paterson
41-47 Dixon Street, Wellington, New Zealand

Painting onto vintage suitcases, hat boxes and violin cases, Le Fleming introduces an oil painting series about oil painting itself. Referencing random bookmarks of art history as early as the 15th century, the objects he has painted pertain to the origins of one’s desires and wants.

Each painting depicts a certain form of possession. There are two identities, the objectified person, represented as a miniature, merely a passenger to the equation. Then there’s the financier, the voyeur, the motivator.