cages

The „cages” series deals with hidden, uncomfortable emotions, preferably forgotten and swept into the subconcious. We all carry in our minds many images of ourselves , from those of what he/she would like to be to those which would rather not remember.

The paintings tell a story of conflict between these two extremities, which in today’s world of social media and narcissistic concentration on one’s own image, seem even more polarized. Members of modern society are kept in an unending conflict between striving to create an ideal image of one’s self for the outside world and one’s own humanity. Between one’s own beliefs on one’s own subject and the truth. Between social norms and one’s own yearnings. Man is constantly torn between the ideal and failure.

The titular Cages, represented on the paintings as rigid constructs or regular rhythms, contrast with the expressive portrait in which emphasis has been put on the corporeality on one side and emotional expression on the other. They symbolize psychological barriers but also a divide between body and mind and a separation from ones soul. The people on the paintings are fighting for liberation, looking for balance and truth or the other way around  - they freeze motionless, give up and play their assigned roles, remaining in well known schemes.

Through these contrasts presents itself an inner conflict between heart, body and mind. These three elements are not in harmony. Man instinctively tries to balance these. This however entails a difficult process of accepting all aspects of oneself, one’s achievements and failures, flaws and virtues a return to ones own humanity in opposition  to modern trends.

13

acrylic on canvas / 100x130 / 2016
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02

acrylic on canvas / 100x130 / 2016
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03

acrylic on canvas / 150x100 / 2016
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04

acrylic on canvas / 100x130 / 2016
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05

acrylic on canvas / 110x120 / 2016
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06

acrylic on canvas / 100x120 / 2016
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07

acrylic on canvas / 110x120 / 2016
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08

acrylic on canvas / 130x100 / 2016
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09

acrylic on canvas / 100x120 / 2016
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10

acrylic on canvas / 110x120 / 2016
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11

acrylic on canvas / 100x120 / 2016
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12

acrylic on canvas / 100x130 / 2016
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