Everything shall change into abstraction

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Everything shall change into abstraction

As Spaniards used to say El tiempo pasa volando.  Passing time alters things, their character, shape, and structure.

The matter transforms,  taking on (acquiring) more and more abstract forms. So it goes until the moment of complete immersion in the environment and eventually disappearance. This process one may observe when watching the decay of fauna and flora. The most dramatic form related to unrelenting time’s flow is best illustrated by geological layers. There the centuries associated with different living organisms are reduced to a narrow strip of Earth’s fragment. For a human being, confrontation with the remnants of other humans may  be an extraordinary catharsis, and recognition of his/her mortality.

In the project Everything shall change into abstraction, I address the issues of death, decay, and degradation.  For me, a direct inspiration has been provided by archeological discoveries in Pompeya (in particular by the casts of human bodies, covered with volcanic dust). Also, fascinating forms are taken on by human residues found at the sea bottom, overgrown by various sea organisms. These examples clearly show how the nature affects the matter. At  the same time, one can appreciate how more and more abstract shapes it  assumes.

The purpose of this project is to immortalize those singular moments when the matter, under the influence of time,  metamorphose into abstraction.

Coral
drawing on paper, 210 x 118 mm, 2015

 
 

 Pompeii: humain (I)
drawing on paper, 210 x 118 mm, 2015

 

Pompeii: humain (II)
drawing on paper, 210 x 118 mm, 2015

 

Pompeii: humain (III)
drawing on paper, 210 x 118 mm, 2015

 

Island
drawing on paper, 210 x 118 mm, 2015