bookmarks and paintings
another busy week and I need to get out of there. The Chinese have a very good chengyu (idiomatic expression): 骑虎难下 qí hǔ nán xià (it’s hard to dismount when you’re riding the tiger) that dates back to the Northern Zhou period (557-581AD). Whenever I find myself caught in the wake of hyperactivity, I think of this saying. So: get off the tiger!
Actually, I wanted to present another video in this post, but as a balance to the more abstract works that I am presenting today, this relaxing video with my bookmarks seems to me to be quite suitable. I have already listed many of them on bookmarks. In this video, I used the recently presented intro and a new outro. Now I’m wondering if that’s not too pompous.
What is new, on the other hand, is a job in which I tried something different. I keep seeing more modern works out there that work a lot with tricks and ultimately belong in the realm of kitsch. I picked up this trend and tried to build a bridge to my work.
I remembered some sketches I made in this direction 1-2 years ago. Of course, the aim is to create a sensitive interface between realism and the abstract. Actually, I sorted them out but dug them up again in this context. I will try a few things in this direction.
Another new work I’m having more fun with is this. But you basically have to generally like abstract pictures to get something out of it. For me, it means progress as I managed to have a different kind of depth (like in the upper left part) that I also want to follow.
Summer has arrived and I hope to get through the heat productively.