Saturday, January 27, 2007

getting ready for the new exhibition

from the Exile serie, 2007, Acrylic and oil on paper, 42x45 cm each.

There are so many paintings in my studio, and it is hard to make a selection. I usually paint on topographical maps which always trigger my imagination. I still remember those geographical large maps that were hung on top of the blackboard at school; I used to think about them as if they were a container, asking for some content. I wondered how rich and intensive they are; a piece of paper, called a map, that has an enormous amount of two-dimensional signs and symbols that should stand for the richness of the earth. I could have spent hours dreaming in front of those maps, waiting for the trapped images I could see inside, to stand up at my command. Then, I would redraw the maps in my mind, using the lines and signs to interweave my creatures back into the maps.

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