Inner life

Painting series / 2018

The monochromatic, garlanded forms depicted in the works are intestines forming a closed digestive system; the intestines have eyes without eyelids; the eyes are constantly looking and provide constant content for digestion. These forms are accompanied by the texts “borrowed” from textbooks on mental health and personal development, which, often using the language of arbitrary classification and balancing on the edge of nonsense, try to provide simple answers to the existential problems that late capitalism poses to contemporary man. The gesture of juxtaposing two matter is a symbolic fusion of two substances: spiritual-psychological and corporeal-physiological; the juxtaposition, however, takes the form of a cloaca. The paintings are accompanied by objects that look like phantasmagoric organisms that, like the forms in the paintings, have eyeballs instead of heads and intestines instead of bodies.