Scandalous Abstraction

Is it me or is there an aesthetic beauty to the blacked out MP’s expense claims which are all over the papers this morning.  The news is scandalous but there is something visually appealing about flicking through the papers seeing lots of blacked out squares and rectangles. 

Scandalous but fun to look at!

Taken from page 107 of Paddy Tipping's Incidental Expenses

I love the thrill of the random placing of the blacked out sections creating a tension with the formal beauty of the monochrome pallete, pasted accross the rigid beaurocracy of a humble telephone bill.  A blatant attempt to rip off the taxpayer  – definitely, but perhaps also abstract art.

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