“[W]hen we see beauty in desolation it changes something inside you. Desolation tries to colonize you.” – Jeff VanderMeer, “Annihilation”
“Analphabet Alphabet” is composed by a group of paintings and an installation, which bring to mind a latent and disconnected body.
In a room, a set of five paintings is displayed, presenting proto characters in fragmented compositions. These images evoke a written language, born out of bones and inner shapes, through a process of non-discursive meaning-making.
In a separate room, an immersive environment engulfs the space in an acid innerness wrapping the various elements in different shades of green. In it a dialogue is established between a painting, which displays similar bone-shaped signs, and a video projection, where the image of a ancient mortuary mask is manipulated by means of an animistic devise. From the floor of the room ambiguous horn-shaped sculptures erupt, creating a strange, visceral and aggressive environment.
Gouache over acrylic plaster and pigment