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Paul Trefry

The artist
mixed media
93 x 35 x 21 cm
Further information

The human skin is far more than a life support system, it is a modern-day canvas. Tattoos can display the life story of an individual, exploring their relationships, experiences, ideology and culture over periods of time.

Permanent markings can either attract or repel the viewer. They provoke us to think and ask the question: ‘what goes on inside a person’s mind to cover their body with their life story, exposed for all to see?’ Tattoos allow you to express your personality, without having to say a thing.

Paul Trefry, 2017