122x100 cm | Filler, oak frame
This work belongs to the painting series "Inter", which depicts islands, shores, horizon lines and such. Meetings between different modes of materiality. It also has a sister painting.
The motives of islands and archipelagos relate to the subject's detachment from the surrounding reality. As islands in a sea. According to Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel, the subject is detached - "a reflection in otherness within at itself". It is precisely by observing from the outside and separating itself from the environment that the individual's status as a subject arises.
On the other hand, the island motive also evokes the famous quote of John Locke -"No man is an island". In fact, every human being is connected underneath the surface, and we can't exist without each other. Humanism and empathy are of utmost importance in the wake of the present global refugee crisis.
Sign is an array of works that are more or less vaguely is resembling phenomena in reality. They are not representing specific things or places but utilises how perception is always searching for specific shapes, which is related to different categories in the language of the mind.