Subtractive Images

Artist Jim Dingilian uses candle smoke to painstakingly paint suburban landscapes on the inside of found empty bottles. Jim explains: "The miniature scenes I depict are of locations on the edge of suburbia which seem mysterious or even slightly menacing despite their commonplace nature. The bottles add to the implied narratives of transgression. When found by the sides of roads or in the weeds near the edges of parking lots, empty liquor bottles are artifacts of consumption, delight, or dread. As art objects, they become hourglasses of sorts, their drained interiors now inhabited by dim memories”.

Find out more about Jim's work here.