LAND OF MAN (2014)
In this project I explore discarded paintings found in flea markets, portraying idyllic landscapes. Most of them, with their pleasing atmosphere, light and colours, can be categorised as imagery enhancing a worldly “feel good” factor. This romantic viewpoint of unappreciated artists combined with thrown away family photographs provides a contrasting perspective, revealing a warped and abusive behaviour that mankind displays, towards one another and towards the environment.
A painting that was once hanging in someone’s living room or a photograph that was once included in someone’s family photo album - these personal belongings, together with the intimate stories they carry, have lost their private status. By placing them in an easily reproduced and distributed form of a pamphlet, their character suddenly becomes public and the objects themself re-acknowledged, in a completely new context.