Mixed Media on Linen
72 x 68in
Walking with W.G. Sebald, Andrei Tarkovsky and Giovanni Battista Pergolesi.
What is more real than real? When the representation of experience is suggestive rather than descriptive, truth can transcend what we think to be truth.
Trying to capture truth has always remained an elusive goal, but it’s this that motivates the artist. The very action of engaging in potential is a creative engagement, albeit intangible. This real is real when it affirms the watery and changeable nature of memory and therefore the impossibility of its representation.
Polyphony best describes the situation – numerous suspensions of contrary sound layered over a conjunct baseline. This musical structure uses the multilayered and unifies them, each juxtaposition creating an entirely new position.
W.G. Sebald takes the reader on a walk and unfolds the story as though it’s happening in real time, but in fact the time emerges from various facets and imaginings. The reader comes along on the ride and the tone and pace is one of immersive, percussive silence.