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Ana Teles is currently undertaking a practice-based PhD at Chelsea College of Arts, London.

Her research investigates the process of copying the work of other artists, in collaboration with them, to understand how the participation of the maker of the original work can contribute to making of the copy, not just with respect to the aesthetic qualities of the painting but also its ontological qualities, that is, its standing and reception within the art world.

Teles selected four artists as her subjects to copy – Andrew Bick, Frank Bowling, and two female artists who rejected her proposal – all of whom have varied painting and drawing backgrounds and are at different stages in their careers, bringing contextual elements surrounding identity, gender, and artistic standing into play .


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