I’ve always been into odd, slightly spooky visual art so I’ll be embracing Halloween this year by featuring some of my favourite work.
Since 2012, Angela Deane has been collecting old photographs and painting over the figures. People and their memories are obscured, rendered completely anonymous and, to quote Deane, “become the ghosts of our everyday.”
I like that these give a little wink to both the spirit photos of the 19th century as well as the nostalgia we all feel for the physicality of old snapshots. They’re kind of funny but many are also kind of creepy. These are some of my favourites from the series but you can see many more ghost photographs here.
Image above: Today’s Embrace, acrylic on found photograph, 2014.
One Year Older, acrylic on found photograph, 2014.
Velvet bench, acrylic on found photograph, 2013.
Together For Soup, acrylic and gouache on found photograph, 2014.
Reach for Me Across the Flowers, acrylic on found photograph, 2014.