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Playing and experimenting with the seemingly minimal effort.
This series of paintings came out of my previous one, but there’s a distinction in the naïveté these posses. They are not burdened with any meaning; there’s nothing more than is showed. If you find some significance, it resides in the eye of beholder.
In Conservation (with Ikea)
Series started with my frequent visits to the second hand stores, when I noticed discarded mass produced artworks originally sold by IKEA while they still used to put them in a solid wooden frames. I’ve decided to adopt them and try to give them another life, and another meaning by shifting the context from framed artwork to frame as an artwork, and from the mass series print to unique piece of art.
“There is no such thing as good painting about nothing.” - Mark Rothko
I think I finally got there with these paintings. They are very different from my previous work, which has been more socially and politically involved and shaped by the tensions I brought with me from my “old country”. These paintings are bringing me other satisfactions. Their simplicity relieves me from having to explain them, and allow me to simply enjoy the creative process. That’s how I achieve these simple, geometric, bright images, in which shades speak instead of colors and the light itself substitutes the forms. I find this enjoyable and exciting. I never know where these works are going to get me, and that makes me happy.