Prisoner's Dilemma, 2013
60 x 40 inches, acrylic, graphite on paper on panel
Los Angeles based artist, Melissa Manfull, continues to explore themes of control and chaos in her dense application of acrylic on paper, and on panel. Her primary interest is on game systems that create a psychological fixation, such as in gambling environments (pachinko), repetitive play machines (pinball) and board games. Incorporating the iconography from these games, Manfull creates hypnotic patterns of hyper-detailed structures, enticing viewers into a visual trance, much like the addictive games themselves.
Manfull is interested in the discrepancy between the visual language of game design and the actual games being played, hinting at the arbitrary use of certain symbols and themes.
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