Tough Air for the pretence of a urban view
Serious /playful games of overlapping…
Colourfully complex, the filament celebrations of the frameworks: urban structures which intersect over plastic matters. Transparencies, superimpositions, plays of light and perception.
The case history of this sequence of paintworks could begin with the fairytale of the little girl who steals a golf ball, but also with a myriad of thoughts and remarks such as:
- not all that shines is a reflection on the plexiglass/plastic.
- the tough air refers to the plexiglass/plastic, or rather Tough Air = plexiglass/plastic.
- Tough Air is sympathetic with the atmosphere of the urban visions / depicted contents, too.
- pretence instead, could point at a feature of art in general but suggests also the idea that in the world we see (= reality level of Tough Air - plexiglass/plastic) we are constantly deceived by our senses; they only bring back a minimal quantity of “real” data and hide the rest.
- in the underneath canvas (the “hidden” level), I sometimes like to think that amidst the furrows of colour (the background is in fact unfriendly scratched) hides the sense, the code that our knowledge rarely reaches. If this though vanishes, the background, besides physically supporting the plexiglass/plastic plate, acts as an aesthetic element in which shadows and colours of the upper plate overlap, creating new visual solutions.
In a way or another they meet, the layers, with the invisible help of the tough air, and of the infinitely infinitesimal film; almost like a drop preying on the canvas, while longing for its colour.