Mixed media, light and dark effects because of the relief (wood carving)
ABOUT THE WORK
Based on a dream, which in turn is most likely based on a 'woodcut' (see below) shown in the movie... Read More
Based on a dream, which in turn is most likely based on a 'woodcut' (see below) shown in the movie The Ninth Gate, by Roman Polanski, dreamed a decade after seeing the movie.
The title of the work suggests an impossible psychological state of the protagonist and that there is no way to escape it, but the realisation of the protagonist that he is in this state in itself is the escape.
The methods and technics that are used in general, in the following steps: linden wood or plywood as the canvas / transference of the design onto the wood or it is directly drawn or painted onto the wood / carving the wood with a knife, chisels or electric tools / finishing it with additional techniques and materials: oil paint, industrial paint, acrylic paint; sand in oil paint carefully arranged; 2d print technique: transferring shades from a plastic sheet onto the wood using heat; 3d print technique: perforated stickers or cloth covered with oil paint, afterwards the sticker or the cloth will be removed leaving a 3d pattern; putty, filler, plaster, coloured plaster; gold leaf, copper leaf; pen, pencil, charcoal, felt pen, ink; inlay (different materials); pour on varnish, a varnish which is 40x thicker than normal varnish.