“The title of the series of works NO MESSAGE emerged from a dream I had recently. A bottle at the sea shore with a piece of paper inside. I break the bottle to read the message, but the piece of paper is blank, perhaps faded from years of sun exposure. The unknown sender will never know if his message reaches it’s destination. A random recipient awaits to discover a message within the bottle but his expectation is not fulfilled. A failed attempt to communicate. The failing of expectations is a theme that permeates most of the works in the series. NO MESSAGE is also a comment on the weakness to engage in effective communication during the era of a ‘pluralist’ digital age.
The main body of the work presented is in the form of dioramas, along the line of a representational, figurative tradition that draws back from ancient Egypt and continues to this day. The techniques of theatrical and architectural modeling are also incorporated. Digital collages, printed on wood, form a complimentary section to the exhibition.
I take interest in juxtaposing elements that seem disparate and paradoxes in their coexistence, employing humor to sabotage pomposity. The cultures of the lowest common denominator, advertising and slogan art are presented in conjunction with social and political utopias of the modern age.”