Theis Wendt, Catapult Head To Mouth,(2007), 122x160 cm, mix. media on wood, 21000
ONE WITH FACE - ONE WITHOUT
paintings, sculptures and drawings.
Private View Freday 28 September, 16-20
The exhibition ends 27. October, 2007
After Party @ Andy´s Bar / Dj & Cool Drinks!!!
One With Face – One Without
Written by Søren Thilo Funder
The colors are bright and overflowing, a firework of light and joy, playfulness and phantasm, a searing pink, a loud blue, a glistening yellow, a deep red, a rainbow of child play and explosive energy, a man empties his insides on the living room floor.
The figures are comical, the buildings are curious, the characters naively recognizable, the situation is witty and the scenario stirs up a laughter, a man is being lynched by two hooded executioners.
The composition is crisp, the lines are intriguingly puzzling, the depth is tricking the eye, the details are stealthy and calculated, a catapult is launching severed heads into an armored castle.
Behind the fortress walls monstrous creatures are feasting on children dolls with pouched lips, big eyes, tight boobs and heavy makeup. Pirate ships are cruising sickly waters, loaded with faceless snipers, Lego demons and tabloid devils. Wars are being waged in dreamy forests between fantasy monsters and plastic tanks, the soldiers ranging from action force figures to dismantled celebrities. The scenarios question the position of the real. The appropriated elements from our existing world, constantly battles the made-up elements, in a tournament of the right to claim the fantasy realm. Where does fantasy begin and where does reality actually end?
The spaces are deform conceptions of adult nurseries, where human beings learn to exist among one another and maneuver appropriate in society, a learning process bathing in voluptuous erotic misconceptions, bland violent behavior and a grotesque madness of flaws and failures.
But there is something further to explore, there seems to be something leading beyond the nauseatingly, all-consuming tableaus. There seems to be a hole. It shifts around. It moves in dodging swirls amongst the battles, orgies and rituals; a hole that might be a cave, a portal, a wormhole, a faceless person, a separate place or at least the proposition for an escape route, a way beyond and beneath the suffocating displays of human nature run astray.
The presence of these holes, gaps and cracks offers the existing of alternative opportunities. Perhaps the monsters are helpers, focusing our rage, our dreams, our ambitions and our drives? Perhaps the crooked houses are actually pleasant living quarters fitting those that normally do not fit? Perhaps the violence is answers written in a language still to be translated? Perhaps the depraved, the perverted, the adolescent and immoral is a means to bring back the notion of right? Perhaps the filth is fertilizer for beauty?
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