A life-size figure stands before a large canvas hung upon the wall. He leans forward mid-action, legs wide, with his arm outstretched, completing the stroke of paint he appears to be applying. Rendered in polished stainless steel that reflects and distorts the surrounding environment and with realistic detail like traditional classical sculpture, this half-dressed man embodies the very action of painting. Elmgreen & Dragset playfully combine the two conventionally established mediums of art, painting and sculpture, blending the two forms together and evoking the physical movements required in putting paint to canvas. The fact that the viewer is reflected in the surface underlines the audience’s role in complet- ing the meaning of an artwork, and makes the viewer complicit in the story that unfolds.