Gordon Belray

Mary Kavanagh

I work from historical and contemporary film and photographic sources to create narrative compositions of significant social and political events, the tragedies, histories and sometime comedies of the 20th and 21st-centuries.

The work employs the compositional techniques of history paintings – “story painting” – using a palette2 of electronically manipulated documentary fragments of people, architecture and landscapes, meticulously selected from stills, photographs, crime scene documents, maps and street views to create the final tableaux.