Relatively Dimensional Still-Life, 1919 in 2017

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Still life traditions in Dutch painting tend to center on certain motifs, one of them, the candlestick. I began to wonder what would a contemporary Dutch painting appear as in the future? Will the utopian ideal of dematerialised reality, extreme minimalism, permit physical objects at all, or will the movements … (read more)

Still life traditions in Dutch painting tend to center on certain motifs, one of them, the candlestick. I began to wonder what would a contemporary Dutch painting appear as in the future? Will the utopian ideal of dematerialised reality, extreme minimalism, permit physical objects at all, or will the movements we go through suggest our fires and candles be lit by screens? The images were made on a digital camera in 2014, of IKEA candlesticks and shelves, as these became the ubiquitous interior decor choice in much of the industrialised market, as their Scandinavian minimalist arrangement poses one of the candles upright, and the other leaning left. The candlesticks become what they are, and metaphors for changes in gender, family, state and institutional roles. The images are converted to colour spaces representing industrialised CMYK printing process, and layered over the other, to depict the way images layer and flow before our eyes on digital screens. The work is what an image of 1919 would be in 2017.


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