I Need Another Artwork Like I Need a Hole in My Head, 2010
Myth of Depth/ Debt/ Death
Stretchers, canvas, mountings
22 x 27 x
The work is made out of 12 perforated prefabricated canvases, put together by glue and mountings. The title alludes specifically to the painting Myth of Depth (1984) by Mark Tansey and in general to the idea of an artworks conceptual depth. The title pun depth/debt/death encourages a wider reading touching economic as well as existential issues.
Stretcher parts, oil on canvas, suspension
The work is a canvas with a big hole suspended in between two stretcher-parts, free-hanging from the ceiling a few centimetres above the floor. The size ratio makes it possible to walk through the canvas. The onlooker is hence encouraged to literally enter the work – but in so doing only achieves his own immediate exit. One might thereafter be affected by the illusionary obsession of having to leap back again to avoid remaining within - or outside.
Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
Stretcher parts, oil on canvas, mountings
219 x 33 x
The work consists of 3 painted and perforated prefabricated canvases mounted on stretcher parts that together constitute an abstracted body. The title is taken from James Joyce's modern classic concerning the artist's intellectual awakening. The work might otherwise be associated to Giacometti’s iconographic Tall Figure sculptures. That the artist's head is represented by a series of holes can be seen as a statement of art's power of disillusion, or even the young artist's boundless (and necessary) naivety.