Time regained (the assistant), 2008 by Tara Shield

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Artist's statement

Hamilton Darroch is an Australian artist who lives and works in London. He is an assistant to the British painter Bridget Riley. This quietly staged portrait suggests a private moment, time regained. The composition does not include the usual instruments of his profession – no paints, brushes or canvas and although the sitter is aware of the camera he does not return the gaze.