I will attempt to rationalize the series of paintings that I am embarking on, some are complete and some are yet to be painted. I will give an overall explanation on the context and meaning but also align these paintings to photo-realism and its concurrency to hyperrealism but also how it departs from the latter. I will also rationalize my psychological impulse for creating these paintings and explain to a certain extent the methodology of production.
This approach of a documentary style as one would assume seems to follow the same intentions as the photo-realists. This is not the case as this group did not pursue the agenda and was only implied by uninformed critics. However it was the purpose of the photo-realists to depict the immediate social landscape and recreate it explicitly. These paintings follow this concept but with an added attribute of conscious anthropology and the intention with these paintings it to produce procedural bracketing of property value and social economic class.
The relationship between a flattened surface and illusionist depth is continually oscillatory and depending on relative distance of the viewer, perception of space rapidly disintegrates on close inspection. On the other hand these paintings have been produced on a large scale specifically for the gallery space, allowing the viewer at an appreciable distance to take stage and enter the picture plane and regain reality.