Landscape for angels and lucifers,  2018

 

The project meditates on the very basic human perception of gravity - literally, gravitating to the earth. It explores the uses of lightness/darkness opposition in mapping gravitation onto bi-dimensional visual space.  To what extent do we associate “light” with “air” and “dark” with “ground”, choosing respective colours for sky and soil, floor and ceiling, angels and lucifers? 

Depicting the heaven/earth  juxtaposition, landscapes uphold the vertical order imposed by gravitation better than any other genre . They also tend to question this order by reflections, compositional symmetry between things above and below horizon, and other deliberate subversions.