Bleach painted on natural dye made with food remains : Black tea, green tea, beets, yellow onions, blueberries, red wine, turmeric, spinach, avocado, red cabbage, paprika, saffron, blood, carrots, sweet potatoes, rust, asparagus, coffee, basil, fat and re
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ABOUT THE WORK
In 1959, the German philosopher Walter Menzel aka Paul Brecher threw acid on Rubens' painting "The Fall of the Damned"... Read More
In 1959, the German philosopher Walter Menzel aka Paul Brecher threw acid on Rubens' painting "The Fall of the Damned" exhibited at the Pinakothek in Munich. The product gnaws deeply into the colors. A video of the time shows him with his suitcase, posing for the camera during his arrest. He smiles. He justifies his gesture as a palliative to the lack of violence in the representation of the apocalypse (last season last episode of the Bible) proposed by Rubens. "My action," he explained, "must be understood as the explosive manifestation of a spirit that has something important to say for the future of humanity, and which has exhausted all normal means to find an audience." During the confinement I ate a lot, and in the interest of relative productivity I decided to use my food leftovers to dye, every day, part of a linen sheet. As a backdrop for the apocalypse, I painted with bleach the bodies of the angels and demons of Rubens, inseparably intertwined in the destruction of color.
A gesture of homage to the mad man, my version of the apocalypse is made visible thanks to the destruction of its support.