The flexibility of a trio.
Sometimes it’s good to look back at old photos. Especially to get a more objective picture of what you have done.
When you make a photograph or a painting or drawing, it is often very difficult to determine where and what the important points are.
You can often intuitively sense when something is a very good work, because you don’t understand it at all. Strong work is made in the zone of ignorance. Indeed, that which you already know, however, can easily slip into a routine.
I had taken this picture in early 2021 sometime in March. And though I had posted it on social media, I had already half forgotten about it. In fact, the photo harbours a lot of things I am looking for now. The language of abstraction turns into meaning. The story of decayed things. The intimate atmosphere and identity of the object.
Many of these things come up in this picture and make it a starting point for me.
The process of making a work involves so many changes. And mostly I have to write down the things I want a work to represent in order not to forget them. However, the way I work is not entirely static, on the contrary. It is a process of creating.
While normally a photograph is a process of eliminating reality and opposite to the process of painting where you keep adding, my method is based on how you paint. Adding, removing and changing light is more similar to street photography where you pick out something that is already there and leave out most of the world.
This photograph where three elements have a conversation with each other is perhaps indicative of my current working method where I look for a storyline between objects.
Objects with their own identity time, with their own characteristics that change according to the composition of the objects. Similar to ourselves, where we talk more about music with one friend and more about food with another.