Digital print on canvas, 140 x 100 cm
Contemporary Icons* by Kokimoto Series
On Icons, but not the way we know them – created in days of fasting, but contemporary icons, created in the atmosphere of alcohol fumes and cigarette’s smoke. They are a contemporary adaptation of icons of the past and their relation to the present. They are memories of past times, which I bring to the present and merge with visions of the future.
These works are connected by the common concept of the process of fast and easy co-existence between old and new “icons”.
I feel taken by calmness; the silence, high on Valium (or its modern version Prozac) only masks the noise, the fear and the desperation of the lost meaning. I suffer from the illnesses of our time...
Our subjective thinking as authors is influenced by the whole socio-cultural frame we live in.
In this way the contemporary artists suffer from the illnesses of their civilization and in their images w..