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Reko Rennie Warriors come out to play

acrylic, micaceous iron oxide on linen

150.5 x 120.5 cm

Camouflage exploits the vulnerability of visual perception and its subjective relationship with meaning. It usually attempts to render the visible invisible by disorienting our eyes and employing the art of disguise. This work plays with layers of patterning, colour blending, and contrasting areas of intensity and flatness in order to turn the traditional role of camouflage on its head. My use of camouflage aims to amplify, rather than conceal, my identity and to stake my claim to a luminous, commanding form of cultural visibility.

- Reko Rennie, 2016