Glitch Works, 2020-2022

In 2020 I started a work series that reproduced digital visual glitches in oil (on canvas) and pencil (on paper).  It’s an aesthetics that originates in the misinterpretation of digital data — when files are saved corruptly, or their image data gets interpreted incorrectly. This series explores what happens when you apply this visuality to portraiture: after caring for years about compositions featuring many individuals, I wanted to turn my focus onto one individual at a time.

Works of this series were exhibited at the solo show “Salon #1” at Untitled Projects (2021), at WIKAM Frühjahrsmesse (2022) and at gallery twenty-six (2022), at Galerie Heimo Bachlechner (2022) — and they have been essential to my Trauma – solo exhibition at Museum Angerlehner (2021).

Paintings

Double Bind, 2021 | oil on canvas
180 × 150 cm
Butterfly, 2021 | oil on canvas
180 × 200 cm
Fractalophilia, 2021 | oil on canvas
200 × 150 cm
Microscopia, 2021 | oil on canvas
180 × 120 cm
Purpose, 2022 | oil on canvas
160 × 200 cm
Sundowning, 2022 | oil on canvas
180 × 120 cm
Vertical Sleep, 2022 | oil on canvas
200 × 140 cm

Three is a wonderful number when considering the passing of time: things begin, progress — and ultimately always end. Within and throughout, life offers space for endless events; myriad stories with shapeless facets.
That’s where trauma originates.

Personal Drawings

“Children not held in the minds of their mothers are lost, forgotten.”

(“Neurofeedback in the Treatment of Developmental Trauma”, 2014, Sebern F. Fisher)

Farah, Fragmented, 2020 | pencil on paper
42 × 29 cm
Max, Fragmented, 2020 | pencil on paper
42 × 29 cm
Alex, Fragmented, 2020 | pencil on paper
42 × 29 cm
Jasmin, Fragmented, 2020 | pencil on paper
42 × 29 cm

The endless Yin and Yang mysteries
of not being
you.

Mother, 2020 | pencil on paper
42 × 29 cm
Lilo, Fragmented, 2020 | pencil on paper
42 × 29 cm
Lilo, Fragmented, 2020 | pencil on paper
42 × 29 cm
Plant, Fragmented, 2020 | pencil on paper
42 × 29 cm
Exhibition View "Trauma", Museum Angerlehner, 2021 (by Simon Veres)

Black Lives Matter - Drawings

Karen, Fragmented, 2020 | pencil on paper
70 × 100 cm
Philly Elmo, Fragmented, 2020 | pencil on paper
70 × 100 cm
Reverse Flag, Fragmented, 2020 | pencil on paper
100 × 70 cm
Exhibition View "Salon #1" at Untitled Projects, 2021
Solo Exhibition by Christian Bazant-Hegemark