Wall without a window

The title of the latest series, “Wall Without a Window” is a metaphor borne out of a shrewd observation of a phenomena we are still awkwardly and clumsily treading our way about — namely the phenomena of social media and the internet. It is a deceiving monster this, it ensnares with its net of colorful confusion of the senses by the seduction of windows of information which from its user extorts a certain kind of resignation, paralysis, obedience, and self-diminution; it traps one behind virtual walls, it leads to a vicarious existence and inexorably keeps one mediocre while the window to his own life turns into a desolate desert. The rod of obedience administered by social media brings its user to his knees at which point he begins to beg for the constant stamp of approval of his value and utility, he readily gets himself confused and in this confusion begins to live thoughtlessly and carelessly. The worshipping of information—that is no end in itself but precisely the lack of an end.
The series consists of five-large format paintings (100 x 150cm) in the technique of oil on canvas. They are metaphorical windows, a tender retreat from the world of technology into the intimate world of an idealized shelter where contemplation, solitude, reflection and subjective experience have regained the upper hand, a certain restoring of the order, the convalescence of the soul in its own utopian landscape in which it can certainly find its satisfaction. But however ardently we plan our retreat from technology where we are least at home, deep down we understand its inescapable grasp and inevitable dominion; this too is hinted at in this series through the use of digital photography as a template.
The photograph itself almost invariably fails in its attempts of representation to scale the powerful capacity of a painting; it lacks agility and finesse to convey the subtleties and the nuances expressed through shadows, brightness and contrasts. This is compensated for in this series by the enhancement of the lost details and play of light which brings into the foreground the poetry of everyday life as well as the darker, dramatic nature of it by accentuating the manifold wrinkles and crevasses. If one were forced to select the distinguishing characteristic of the series, it would undoubtedly be the soft, melancholy atmosphere of the cold and icy colors which transform the scene into a kind of plaintive lament and mute serenity as the direct consequence of the technological malaise of modernity.

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Wall without a window

The title of the latest series, “Wall Without a Window” is a metaphor borne out of a shrewd observation of a phenomena we are still awkwardly and clumsily treading our way about — namely the phenomena of social media and the internet. It is a deceiving monster this, it ensnares with its net of colorful confusion of the senses by the seduction of windows of information which from its user extorts a certain kind of resignation, paralysis, obedience, and self-diminution; it traps one behind virtual walls, it leads to a vicarious existence and inexorably keeps one mediocre while the window to his own life turns into a desolate desert. The rod of obedience administered by social media brings its user to his knees at which point he begins to beg for the constant stamp of approval of his value and utility, he readily gets himself confused and in this confusion begins to live thoughtlessly and carelessly. The worshipping of information—that is no end in itself but precisely the lack of an end.
The series consists of five-large format paintings (100 x 150cm) in the technique of oil on canvas. They are metaphorical windows, a tender retreat from the world of technology into the intimate world of an idealized shelter where contemplation, solitude, reflection and subjective experience have regained the upper hand, a certain restoring of the order, the convalescence of the soul in its own utopian landscape in which it can certainly find its satisfaction. But however ardently we plan our retreat from technology where we are least at home, deep down we understand its inescapable grasp and inevitable dominion; this too is hinted at in this series through the use of digital photography as a template.
The photograph itself almost invariably fails in its attempts of representation to scale the powerful capacity of a painting; it lacks agility and finesse to convey the subtleties and the nuances expressed through shadows, brightness and contrasts. This is compensated for in this series by the enhancement of the lost details and play of light which brings into the foreground the poetry of everyday life as well as the darker, dramatic nature of it by accentuating the manifold wrinkles and crevasses. If one were forced to select the distinguishing characteristic of the series, it would undoubtedly be the soft, melancholy atmosphere of the cold and icy colors which transform the scene into a kind of plaintive lament and mute serenity as the direct consequence of the technological malaise of modernity.

Project was funded by

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