AIR//Voormalig Resident : Moran Fisher
Wearing the inside out
These paintings deal with the relationship between the visual sense and the kinesthetic sense, between internal volume and its external influence. Fabric folds on the bodies mass, you gaze at its surface and envision what lies underneath it. I'm interested in color as a motion-forming material, and search for images where tension and dual meanings are caused by figurative bodies covered by geometric-patterned-fabric. The works fluctuate between figurative styles and geometric abstraction; they are constructed in a playful layer-upon-layer application of paint that intertwines different rhythms - monochromatic and colorful, symmetric and asymmetric, flatness and thickens.
The clothes series continues my interest in textiles and organic and fractal forms in nature. It is based on blow-up photos that I use for figuring out composition, cropping and 'zooming in' on the way in which fabrics fold on different parts of the body.Our cloths as a meeting point between what is revealed and what is concealed, as a second skin, as a package, a screen or mask that separates and marks the borders between the intimate space inside our bodies and between the space around us. The body which breads life and motion into clothes that enhance or blur sexuality, exposes or conceals its secrets, and raises questions about identity and fashion. The changes in fashion always reflect changes in structures of symbolic communication.
Work review by Mario M. Muller