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Portfolio Contemporary Fresco’s

Xenophobia

Xenophobia

Utopia

Utopia

 

 

Climatechange

 

 

The Stairs

 

Soulcollector

Heaven

The Fall

 

FIGURES CONTEMPORARY FRESCO’S / HYPER PHOTO COLLAGE

Contemporary Fresco’s and large works

I have worked at this project from 2013 till now. My fresco’s tell a story, not a story of a single person, but a story of our world. Our old world and our new world, blended together. It was a lot of work to create them, but only with love for our world, fresco’s, photography and photoshop I was able to re-create the glory of old fresco’s again…

All is photographed and processed by myself (models, surrounding, background, animals, accesoires etc) I want the complete work to exist from my hands and mind. Creating fresco’s are time consuming, it takes about more than a year to create to about a half year. I’m not working in a team, I create alone and all is done by myself.

“In my fresco’s, you can see chaos, melancholy, death and also love asks its sacrifices in most of my fresco’s. That’s what we see with our eyes. In reality, you see the reflection of eternal struggle. (For example: In soulcollector – refugees exploited and Xenophobia speaks for itself…). It’s the battle of life itself, our life, right at this moment – the difficulties in our contemporary life expressed in old masters frescoes.

In the middle of this chaos, in this massive entanglement, there seems to be no solution, hopelessness. No prospects.

But, by placing the viewer outside of the framework of the fresco, another different perspective exist. A perspective which enables us to find tools, right in the middle of this hopelessness.

We find tools to let life win back its territory.

 

Xenophobia

Xenophobia arose during a period when things were not going well for me.

In order to resist these dark feelings, in order to process, I have converted it to visualization. At this time there was a dramatic Exodus of refugees to Europe. All the hate, all the darkness, all the fighting I have put them into this work with the aim of giving the refugees a voice of all their despair, the face of death, they had to deal with, every hour.

In the middle of this chaos, in this massive entanglement, there seems to be no solution, hopelessness. No prospects.

But, by placing the viewer outside of the framework of the fresco, another different perspective exist. A perspective which enables us to find tools, right in the middle of this hopelessness.

We find tools to let life win back its territory.

Climatechange

This fresco shows current issues in our society. At first sight, a classical fresco, but on closer look, it shows its time-travel, to our complex issues in current time.

In this contemporary fresco you see a steam pipe. The polluter. Humanity is trapped in the steam pipe pollution, smog/ CO2.

Within the fresco form various stories can be seen visualized in stories of absurdism, surreality, emotions and metaphors.

It is visible, man does not take it serieus with nature, nature is trampled underfoot.

The opposite can also be seen, man who wants to cherish nature, a piece of mushroom (symbolic mushroom) and ultimately has to pay a lot of money for this peace of nature.

The fall through garbage can be seen in the centre of the crowd. The smog that is left behind when we fly, when we travel, by the woman with her travel bag. Pink mushrooms stand for artificial nature but which ultimately do not provide a solution.

Chilling results in waste, which pollutes our environment and creates an unpleasant living environment. There are quarrels, there are fights.

In this contemporary fresco, the diverse consequences and connections made visual of what ultimately happens if we don’t take care of our world and climate.

I consciously chose the shape of a fresco, precisely because CO2 is in the air and the historical fresco is also a means to depict humanity/social community throughout history.

Utopia

There is 1 power equal to death. And that’s love.

As a resistant power to Xenophobia, another power had to be created against all that violence. And that is love.

But be warned… love is very, very close to hate..

It can influence and play with our feelings to the other extreme. That explaines the name Utopia.