The Perpetual Race To The End Of Linear Time

The Perpetual Race To The End Of Linear Time

Pittura, Astratto informale, Tecnica mista, 200x200x5cm
The Perpetual Race To The End Of Linear Time was painted outdoors at an 'Live Art' event held by Elham Arts Group (www.elhambahrain.net) during Grand Prix week in Bahrain in 2008.

It was made using acrylics and fine sand collected from the side of the eternally long road that cuts through the desert on the way to a large area of reclaimed sea on the southern coast of the island. 24 hours a day trucks of Asian Laborers, lorries full of construction materials and equipment pound their way down to build the behind-schedule 'future'. All along the road remnants of shredded tires are discarded and some come to rest to create beautiful forms in the shape of raw-ended sculptural curves and curls. Using some of the smaller pieces I wove them into the span of the canvas with strands of rubberized, gold colored, steel wire pulled from the torn body of the tire. The painting has a light coating of clear varnish to seal the areas of paint and sand.

The sand is of the desert, the black acrylic represents oil, rubber, transportation, Uncontrollable progress, aggression speed. The gold strands represent the wealth gained through increasing oil revenues. The varnish, the superficial gloss of global materialism.

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Commenti 16

Paolo Bini
6 anni fa
Paolo Bini Artista
master pieces!
Fernando Pietropoli
7 anni fa
Compliments for this painting of yours. It reminds me Kiefer's style. Fernando from Verone(www.fernandopietropoli.it)
Rudolf Lichtenegger
7 anni fa
Impressive!
Waldemar Dabrowski
8 anni fa
Good work...!
Helga Kalversberg
9 anni fa
Beautiful artwork, with vey well color
combination !
Best regards
Helga
Alfonso Siracusa
9 anni fa
Brava!!!
carlo colli
9 anni fa
carlo colli Artista
bella! :-)
Maria Aristova
9 anni fa
Maria Aristova Artista
bello!
serena stevens
9 anni fa
serena stevens Artista
Thank you Pigi, this work was made in front of a very chilled-out audience and therefore a kind of collective performance. It was a most enjoyable feeling to share the 'making' process and was strangely not hard at all for someone who normally prefers solitude. Thanks for viewing and commenting.
Carlo D'Orta
9 anni fa
Carlo D'Orta Artista
Interesting, good work, compliments

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