• Ida Tursic and Wilfried Mille, Vesuvio y Giallo di Napoli (Vesuvius and Naples Yellow), 2015, oil and silver on canvas, 8' 2 3/8“ × 12' 5 5/8” × 2".

    Ida Tursic and Wilfried Mille

    Alfonso Artiaco

    Ida Tursic and Wilfried Mille have long sought to redefine painting’s status by wedding the deconstruction of the medium’s linguistic systems with hyperrealistic representation. Via strategies of displacement, ironic reversal, and stylistic quotation—and by channeling a motley crew of forefathers ranging from Cy Twombly to Sigmar Polke, from Niele Toroni to Ed Ruscha and Richard Prince—the Dijon, France–based duo self-reflexively investigate painting’s codes, conditions, and modalities. The artists freely cross-pollinate traditional and contemporary techniques of image reproduction,

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