This series is intended to discuss stories that have been retold continuously because of their honesty about humanity. Within each painting I present individuals of historical significance whose impact has undeniably shaped our culture. Spin is taking fact and altering it to both mislead and redirect the attention of an audience where the given information is manipulated to coincide with an agenda. Spin is a deceptive heavily biased portrayal of one’s own favor of an event or situation most commonly used to answer questions or present information. To put spin on a topic of conversation is to lie. It is disingenuous, deceptive, highly manipulative and although indirectly, it is a method of presenting fiction as fact.
Each painting in this series is my reinterpretation of a master painting I have spent a great deal of time observing and investigating. I have chosen subject matter that is considered classical and presents a reoccurring story in human history. Within each painting I present individuals of historical significance whose impact has been a direct result of spin. I relate these individuals in history with color-forms that i feel best represent the truths behind these myths. By reinterpreting historical events that were intended and presented as spin I wish to create a dialogue about truths and how we identify with them.
Adam M. Considine 2011