In To Painting

The piece IN TO PAINTING [ITP] consist in several stages or attempts to enter the painting.

Initially the classic landscape ‘Paisatge de alta montaña’ by Joan Colomers is interpreted and sized up in a monumental painting. The result of the large scale landscape in the room, is an immidiate change in the arquitectonical sphere which evokes a primary urge to enter the actual landscape.

Hereafter overtures are made to enter the painting, first by simulating actual presence in the landscape in an improvised perfomance represented in a 12” video.
The static wall however kills the ilusion of the open room and and the attempt is rejected. This act is followed by a ‘psycedelic powerstatement attack’, drawing at the landscape.

The attempt to enter the landscape culminates in the destruction of the actual painting by cutting through and opening the canvas, creating a fullbody tailorpiece. As final step, the tailorpiece is entered. The painting faces the body when stepping in to the painting.

In to the paint

Paisatge de alta montaña
Joan Colomer
Oil on canvas
38 x 46 cm

 

In to the paint

Oil on canvas
250 x 450
Borrowed landscape Joan Colomer
Paisatge de alta montaña

 

In to the paint

Performance
Video stills
Videodocument 12 “

 

In to the paint

Performance
Photodocument
Borrowed landscape Joan Colomer
Paisatge de alta montaña

In to the paint

Tailors cut, negative
Mixed media on canvas
250 x 450 cm

 

In to the paint

Tailors cut, positive
Mixed media on canvas
Aprox 200 x 400 cm

In to the paint

Performance
Photodocument
Variable size