Quarry, Acrylic on corrugated cardboard, 80x100”, 2014
manner: each is familiar, yet mundane. Many people who look at my paintings believe they recognize a certain place of their own environment, from their city or neighborhood they dwell even though my work was motivated by a different location earlier in my life. On one hand the motives are so banal that the locations are indeed exchangeable and could be defined as non-places and at the same time they are already recognized individually, those spaces are defined as specific places in our memories.
One of my most favorite early paintings entitled, “Motel”, reaches out into deserted empty spaces of transit looking for orientation in a dehumanized world. With Motel I explore a seemingly abandoned or deserted place, devoid of people. The motel suggests an architecture of waiting, with forbidding facades, no entrance, window or driveway to welcome the viewer’s eye. Only the roofing provides shelter and reminds us more of a desolate bus stop or station, protecting but not welcoming or inviting. Revealing the apparently hidden, I use corrugated cardboard to tear and #196 Winter
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