The Visit

The visit 2004 – oil on canvas – 170
The visit 2004 – oil on canvas –150x
The visit 2004 – oil on canvas –150x
The visit 2003 –dry point –25x30cm
The visit 2003 –dry point –30x25cm
The visit 2003 –dry point –30x25cm

The Visit

From the fragments of memory, the works awaken similar situations at three sites, with a single large figure and four small figures appearing in them all, standing close to each other, but guarding themselves from any contact. The figures are described as black shadows, preventing themselves from disclosing details such as features or facial expressions. The figures are reflected again in temporary puddles that all allude to a borrowed presence, to a non-existential existence in a reservoir whose destiny is to evaporate.

Described in the paintings - places with a potential of pleasure (circus, zoo, observatory), seem like harsh, depleted and alienated places. Beyond the seemingly normal situations, an enigma floats about, supported by symbolic details like the three monkeys behind bars, an acrobat on a tight rope hanging between earth and sky, and an airplane that introduces the potential of disappearance into all three works.

Anat Gatenio  - January 2005

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