Charcoal on canvas, photo print on plexiglass. 150 x 150 x 50 cm. 2012.
Recent body of work consisting of a triptych installation focusing on missing silhouettes, pining key moments of one's own way of accepting death, a conceptual and spiritual study of my inner fears connected to life and death.
This all began while visiting the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, which made me analyze my own fears and those of the people around me. My visual research, albeit being a cold, analytical process, made me discover and control my own impulses and fears. This is one of the reasons for the plexiglass panels positioned in front of the works, since I would like to engage the public in a similar journey of self-assessment.
The triptych has a philosophical story-line, similar to that of a bildungsroman: acceptance, passover and ascension. All three stances form a whole. The missing silhouettes represent key states of the human being during the whole process.
'Passover' refers to the exact moment of death, or the soul's separation from the body, joining the eternal circle of afterlife.