Pentimento 15 (Bruno Lenoir)
Tin glazed porcelain, stainless steel, painted wood, silkscreen print on archival paper, 2021, 22.5 x 13 x 9 inches.
This work is paired with Pentimento 16 (Jean Diot). I work intuitively to create forms that cobbletogether stories that are often overlooked or purposefully forgotten. In the case of both Pentimento 15 and 16, there are two different silkscreen prints of sensual male bodies. An artist’s model, whose face is obscured by a rigid structure that is both a phallus, and an obstacle.
I was thinking about the tradition of wedding portraits made to commemorate couples across cultures and through out history. This pair of portrait altars, serves to commemorate a pair of lovers. That sort of celebration seemed more compelling to me, than a lonely plaque marking the site of their murder by their neighbors in 18th century Paris.