The wall

Acrylic on stapled canvas, 10 cm wood beams, gypsum wall, recycled nails, 280 x229 x122 cm.

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First major piece that marked the beginning of my practice as an installation artist. In the foreground sits a warm coloured highly textured feminine figure: she seems to consider a group of men that do not notice her. Intending to resist the traditional hanging on the wall convention, I first built a wall with a solid frame of 10cm² beams, next I stapled a canvas to it and finally let the whole structure rest on the floor as a three-dimensional object. In the composition, a virtual opening was created by the juxtaposition of pure and dull colours, an invitation to peak into the represented room.