TRISANT
New Logo(White-Red): Bear Stearns#40New Logo(White-Red): Bear Stearns#43New Logo(White-Red): Bear Stearns#20New Logo(White-Red): Bear Stearns#30New Logo(White-Red): Bear Stearns#31New Logo(White-Red): Bear Stearns#32New Logo(White-Red): Bear Stearns#33New Logo(White-Red): Bear Stearns#34New Logo(White-Red): Bear Stearns#35New Logo(White-Red): Bear Stearns#36New Logo(White-Red): Bear Stearns#37New Logo(White-Red): Bear Stearns#3887.5x50cmNew Logo(White-Red): Bear Stearns#15
Painting: Recent
Corporate logos are broken apart, abstracted, mashed-up and re-configured into new forms. Bear Stearns was a large-scale casualty of the global financial crisis of 2007 and subsequently sold to JP Morgan Chase who later dropped the company name.

One aspect of the piece is the physical re-arrangement of the painted panels – shifted, rotated, linked and spaced apart. There is a play between each panel as a distinct element and the dialogue between parts within the group. The elements of flux and play in the multi-panel paintings are influenced by the shifting components of 15-square puzzle games and by the repetitive patterns of decorative tiles.

The work draws on the accumulation of advertising imagery and branding that we encounter on a daily basis, yet successive shifts and alterations create hybrid forms from the original points of reference.