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The long march III
“We see a kind of section from a massive and all but endless row of swaying and wobbling chairs. The reference to the founder of the Chinese Communist Party in the 1920s, Mao Tse-Tung, is evident. Nevertheless such a title also allows thoughts about other large-scale migrations of living creatures. Think of the wildebeest in the African plains, or flows of refugees, escaping from whatever atrocities.” (from Chairs and Titles by Chris Manders in All in the Family, 2016)
Actually, I literally found these schoolchairs on a sunny day somewhere in a gallery. So in my oeuvre this is actually a bit of an outsider because ‘only’ directly more or less made from observation. See also other duets such as Duet II and Duet III and certainly also the Pas de Deux series.
Three chairs II
A chair is (still) standing upright in a somewhat apocalyptic atmosphere. Flying around the number of parts corresponding to two other seats. What is happening here? This is a second elaboration of this idea, see for the other Three chairs.
A chair stands in a desolate landscape between parts of two other chairs, partly flying or floating. What happening here?
To show this premise at a different time and from a different point of view: Three chairs II.
In fact, this is a kind of anamorphosis of an earlier work Musical chairs from 1998. The distortion that this entails transformed it visually, at least from ordinary chairs to more elegant ornaments. The choice of color and contrast makes it all a bit more mysterious.
The blue planet
The chair universe has an unprecedented wealth of varieties and colors. It also offers a variety of mutual relationships and cross connections. Chairs from my own past and daily life and inaccessible chairs because they are rare and precious and vulnerable. However, in three dimensions on the plane there are few limitations.
The effect named after the Dutch chocolate manufacturer Droste, the droste effect, immediately occurred when I made this watercolor.