Love I and II, 2014
Giclee Print on cotton rag
Diptych: 74.7 x 112 cm (image) each.; 89.66 x 127 (frame); 82 x 236cm (framed ; overall).
Love I and II (2014) presents an unorthodox love story. The artists use each other as a physical stand-in for themselves, and the work explores the notion that love is, even in its purest form, a predominantly selfish act. Clark Beaumont often use their collaboration as a proxy for relationships in general, and in Love I and II the artists contemplate this more cynical, yet potentially more honest, perspective as an enlightened alternative to the romanticised expectations of ‘true’ love.