Genetic Memory of a Violent Death (Archival ink and oil on thick drawing paper, 35.5cm x 27.9cm, Dirk Marwig 2014)
*Everyone has “Genetic Memory” passed on to them through their DNA by their ancestors. We can embrace or ignore this fact. This ʻautomatic drawingʼ depicts one of my frightening genetic memories, a nightmarish vision I frequently have. I have to tell myself: “Donʼt think about this- Ignore it!” -This is a recurring theme in my work.
This is a repeat post but who cares. It's a cool image besides Memory and Attention span are in decline.
Another painting to show 'genetic memory' as a recurring theme is "Zwischenwelt"("In-Between World") that I did in 1993 while in Spain. Notice the crashing and suffering aircrafts, the evil conspiring gossipers, etc.
Mostly all of my earlier work is dedicated to these visions that I can't seem to ignore."Kriegsbild" and "Unterwasser" are other paintings(unfortunately no photos exist- all lost!) Most of the work is 'colourful', but that's only a deception because in reality the content is All very Dark.
Zwischenwelt ʻIn-Between Worldʼ (Oil on canvas, 100cm x 80cm, Dirk Marwig 1993)
"A nightmare in Technicolor" -That's what a spanish friend of mine commented.
Detail -mid section- of Zwischenwelt: