Nicole Vene MFA Visual Studies Thesis Fall 2016
Practices of Flâneurie Documented through Photography and Mediated by Painting
This paper examines aspects of the flâneur and expressions of loneliness that are found within my artistic practice. It expounds on a more contemporary version of the flâneur without gender or class biases and relates this character’s habits to the technique and conceptual framework of paintings that I create. As I walk to and from set destinations throughout the day, I take photo-documentation of quiet, architectural spaces found within the Portland landscape. In translating these images onto canvas, I provide the viewer with perspectives of the isolated dreamer.