The ghosts in the photographs

US artist Angela Deane’s paintings on found photographs make for an intriguing series of portraits of ghostly figures – at home, at the game, even in the pool

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US artist Angela Deane’s paintings on found photographs make for an intriguing series of portraits of ghostly figures – at home, at the game, even in the pool…

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Noted via @alixmcalpine, Ghost Photographs is a series which explores, says Deane, “the beautiful, painful, and ultimately puzzling human condition of having memories. What are they? Can we retain them as experience?”

In each photograph the subjects are painted white, ‘sheet ghost’ style, with two black holes for eyes. Depending on the scene, and the postures of the people in the picture, the results can be oddly touching (haunting if you will) or just downright funny (see ghosts enjoying some biscuits, below).

Taking in the Game

Close-up of parade spectators in Untitled (Ghost Photograph no. 203) 2013, 6’x 9”

Untitled (Ghost Photograph no. 198), 2013, 4”x 6”

Untitled (Ghost Photograph no. 193), 2013, 6″x 8″

Untitled (Ghost Photograph no. 156), 2013, 4” x 6”

See the ongoing project at Deane’s Tumblr, ghostphotographs.tumblr.com, or on her website here. Check out more of Deane’s work at angeladeane.com.

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