Ж, 2019
Ж, 2019

We are one, and we are many. A Portrait as a collection of objects, as an interrelationship between active personalities, concrete perceivable objects, with some confusing and illusory parts.

In Object-oriented philosophy, whenever an object is perceived, a new object is created. These "interpretation objects" are built from perceptions and memories, so all experiences have a distinctly anachronistic quality ~ the persistence of this anachronism may induce a peculiar affect associated with the familiarity of novelty. "Two guarded feathers" and “Ж, 2019” belongs to a series of paintings that do not represent subjects optically, but instead the depict a subject’s “interpretation objects” . The distant object is a maximally inclusive and collective conception of being rendered nostalgically (hence individualistically). Like dream objects, these images depict a reorientation of the usual associations between objects and their meaning. “Ж, 2019” seems to me to be a portrait where, instead of depicting the visual form of the sitter, all 10 aspects of the sitter’s personality are depicted. This offers an unusual visual manner of portraiture that engages with a strategically confused concept of the object.

two black feathers boxed together, guardians of the southern gate
two black feathers boxed together, guardians of the southern gate
Looking into Darker Water, a Phantom Appears
Looking into Darker Water, a Phantom Appears

An image asking: What is the line that separates and connects a voice from its environment ?

Boat People Revisited
Boat People Revisited
The Architectural Uncanny
The Architectural Uncanny

The Architectural Uncanny is a transitional painting, and return to dream-oriented, unconsciously figured, inspirationally motivated, Surrealism. Drawn in a Catalan cafe over 5 days, then painted with great intensity in two sessions three years apart. It depicts an unconscious multi-generational romantic idealisation as four people framed by uncanny architecture and public sculpture.

Ж, 2019
two black feathers boxed together, guardians of the southern gate
Looking into Darker Water, a Phantom Appears
Boat People Revisited
The Architectural Uncanny
Ж, 2019

We are one, and we are many. A Portrait as a collection of objects, as an interrelationship between active personalities, concrete perceivable objects, with some confusing and illusory parts.

In Object-oriented philosophy, whenever an object is perceived, a new object is created. These "interpretation objects" are built from perceptions and memories, so all experiences have a distinctly anachronistic quality ~ the persistence of this anachronism may induce a peculiar affect associated with the familiarity of novelty. "Two guarded feathers" and “Ж, 2019” belongs to a series of paintings that do not represent subjects optically, but instead the depict a subject’s “interpretation objects” . The distant object is a maximally inclusive and collective conception of being rendered nostalgically (hence individualistically). Like dream objects, these images depict a reorientation of the usual associations between objects and their meaning. “Ж, 2019” seems to me to be a portrait where, instead of depicting the visual form of the sitter, all 10 aspects of the sitter’s personality are depicted. This offers an unusual visual manner of portraiture that engages with a strategically confused concept of the object.

two black feathers boxed together, guardians of the southern gate
Looking into Darker Water, a Phantom Appears

An image asking: What is the line that separates and connects a voice from its environment ?

Boat People Revisited
The Architectural Uncanny

The Architectural Uncanny is a transitional painting, and return to dream-oriented, unconsciously figured, inspirationally motivated, Surrealism. Drawn in a Catalan cafe over 5 days, then painted with great intensity in two sessions three years apart. It depicts an unconscious multi-generational romantic idealisation as four people framed by uncanny architecture and public sculpture.

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