<em>The Real and The Fake</em> series:<br /><em>Food For Children</em><br><em>Elixir</em>

Claudia Hart
Food For Children, 2011
Archival inkjet print on photo rag
42.75 x 53.25 in / 108.6 x 135.3 cm, framed
Edition of 3

The Real and The Fake series are a set of still-life photographs that contemplate the death of food. They are Hart’s response to surreal trips down the aisles of her local supermarket, where the opportunity to buy anything that is not highly artificial or toxic is severely limited. The Real and The Fake photos are classical still lives of nutritionally-empty industrial snack-foods that nevertheless have appealing Platonic forms. Photos of these fake real foods are integrated with obviously simulated computer graphics of apples. In these images, the real and the fake implode. They are representations that are fake but seem real, and are real but seem fake. Their style is also a hybrid, bridging between classical still-life painting – Cezanne’s apples! – and an industrial product shot.


Claudia Hart
Elixir, 2011

archival inkjet print on photo rag
print: 36 x 48″ / 91.4 x 121.9 cm
framed: 42.75 x 53.25″ / 108.6 x 135.3 cm
edition of 3

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