I order to explore the meaning of authenticity I painted -or copied- one of the covers of ARCHIS, designed by Maureen Mooren & Daniel van der Velden
My painting is based on this magazine but the "original" design from Mooren & van der Velden is also based on other magazines. This raises a basic question about authenticity. It makes me wonder from whom I copied this in the first place.
Then I filmed the painting very closely. By doing that a whole new imagery unfolded. Each one of the frames original and unique on its own.
I guess my point is that, no matter how much you are inspired, with the right eye something unique and authentic can happen. Even if you copy it to begin with.