What’s Left, 2012
A little detail in an old class photograph shows the artist as a four-year old boy, yawning as he waits for the photographer to finish his job. Exactly forty years later, the artist enlarges this blurred image on a very large, semi-translucent sheet of paper. The face gradually disappears as a light behind the drawing switches on and then reaches full intensity. Light, this symbol of life and knowledge, is paradoxically employed to wipe out the boy’s features. Yet, the face returns a few moments later, when the back-lighting switches itself off.
Mixed media on paper, light with timer, 156 x 125 cm
- June 23, 2012