Political Paintings, 2017
I started feeling limited and frustrated by mostly focusing on my emotional and sociological background as bases of my works — although my everyday reality is so strongly based on reflecting the various conditions of the world. As a result, I created a series of works depicting heavy political and societal events.
This enabled me to investigate how traditional painting topics operate when referencing the contemporary media world and when they appropriate its formal codes.
Apart from the work’s content, these paintings were the result of embracing a digital process that I started to establish in 2015, which here was embraced by analog practices: I would begin by manually pixelating a photo found on the internet, to then haveit printed on canvas, to then paint on it with oil.
Works of this series were exhibited at Kunsthalle Exnergasse and at Kunstraum Die Schöne (curated by Eleni Kampuridis), and at a solo show at Hollerei Galerie (Vienna), titled “Considering the Circular Topology of Clouds”.