Chaise 31 is a new work on paper featured in Fairfax-based Jeffrey Palladini's Hotel Series. In this thesis, Jeffrey invites us to experience his fascination with captured moments in time. Where the viewer can only imagine what has happened before and after–the world of things outside the frame. He tells us that in his exploration of this theme, he experienced and considered the implications of both the forced intimacy encountered by guests at a hotel pool as well as the mystery of the subjects painted.
"From one charged moment, the story extends infinitely in all directions. As in memory, all is viewed in snapshots, in glimpses. Complex narratives, transformative events, entire lifetimes, boiled down to these singular points in time," he describes. Whether it's self discovery, a celebration, a sexual encounter, an experience of conflict or joy, the viewer is left with the imperative of interpreting the vast remainder.