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Tell Me the Truth

Photograph
15/05/1991 (printed)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

The artist describes this work as having "... several inspirations, including a reference to Escher's print Stars. While the cage in Escher's print is formed by interlocked octahedra, a triacontahedron serves this function in my work. My friend, geometer David Koski helped me build it as a 3D computer graphic model on the Cubicomp. Tell Me the Truth is about my older brother, David Acevedo, an excellent artist in his own right, who tragically succumbed to brain cancer in 1986. I began by combining two digitized photos, one of David and another of a few friends sitting around a table in front of my 1981 oil painting called Slated Breakfast Visceral Analytic. The composite image includes computer graphic artifacts like 'wire-frame debris' and 'brush strokes' using the software's rectangular fill feature. I even kept in the accidental data slur (seen at the bottom of the picture) as part of the final composition; this happened when saving a version to a hard drive that was too full to accommodate all the new data."
Victor Acevedo, (see references).

Object details

Categories
Object type
TitleTell Me the Truth (assigned by artist)
Materials and techniques
Colour Iris print of computer-generated photographic raster image on photographic paper
Brief description
Colour Iris print of computer-generated photographic raster image, by Victor Acevedo, May 15th 1991
Physical description
This colour Iris print of a computer-generated photographic raster image shows a scene of some people gathering together in a room with a table, some sitting, some standing. The man in the front is holding a glass of wine. The picture is remodelled with some drawings and a sort of lattice system (crystal structure) is laid above the scene. As such the faces of two persons are overdrawn, giving the impression of them wearing a mask. Signed and dated within the picture at the bottom right with a golden ink.
Dimensions
  • Sheet length: 61cm
  • Sheet width: 61cm
  • Image height: 412mm
  • Image width: 513mm
Marks and inscriptions
'ACEVEDO MAY 15 1991' (Inscribed within picture with golden ink at bottom right.)
Credit line
Given by the American Friends of the V&A through the generosity of Patric Prince
Subjects depicted
Summary
The artist describes this work as having "... several inspirations, including a reference to Escher's print Stars. While the cage in Escher's print is formed by interlocked octahedra, a triacontahedron serves this function in my work. My friend, geometer David Koski helped me build it as a 3D computer graphic model on the Cubicomp. Tell Me the Truth is about my older brother, David Acevedo, an excellent artist in his own right, who tragically succumbed to brain cancer in 1986. I began by combining two digitized photos, one of David and another of a few friends sitting around a table in front of my 1981 oil painting called Slated Breakfast Visceral Analytic. The composite image includes computer graphic artifacts like 'wire-frame debris' and 'brush strokes' using the software's rectangular fill feature. I even kept in the accidental data slur (seen at the bottom of the picture) as part of the final composition; this happened when saving a version to a hard drive that was too full to accommodate all the new data."
Victor Acevedo, (see references).
Bibliographic reference
Collection
Accession number
E.1004-2008

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Record createdJune 8, 2009
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