🎨 MEMENTO MORI 💀


This drawing has not yet been posted on my website. I cannot say "you see it here first" because I did post it without much fanfare on DEVIANT ART

MEMENTO MORI
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graphite drawing on paper - 70 x 50 cm - 27½ x 19½ - 2020

It was a long process to complete - I probably spent more time thinking about 'what's next' than the actual drawing in the studio.

ABOUT

THE SKULL is quite obvious with the title, but consider the sharp teeth - is it the skull of a defeated vampire? THE PORTRAIT is curious too: I first drew it a couple of years ago as a sketch in the guestbook of PIGMALION 2017, called Inward Directed Optic. It was supposed to represent the Inner Universe, a concept that goes back to reading an essay of Alfred Kubin about 'The Other Side', or as I called it, my personal 'Bogomil's Universe'. THE FETUS is the Alpha of Life that starts the cycle, which ends with the skull, the Omega. In between that cycle, you have THE THREE NORNS which I tongue-in-cheek depicted as 3 female tailor mannequins, perhaps a bit of a stretch playing on the myth of spinning the threads of life. And in the background you see ANUBIS, the Egyptian god of death and the afterlife. There is more to discover in the details, and much of it was created through a sort of automatism, more in tune with surrealist concepts of accessing the subconscious (see above, about Alfred Kubin). My work is attributable to the Vienna School of Fantastic Realism, a post-surrealist movement in Austria.


DETAILS

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THE PROCESS

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This is the first (finished) one of several pieces I am working on for upcoming exhibitions this year.


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27.02.2020 16:48
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Danke!

01.03.2020 09:26
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...it should be mind over matter...but somtimes there's just too much matter.

28.02.2020 07:56
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Mind over Matter is another painting of mine.

28.02.2020 09:28
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