The series “Wall Without a Window” consists of five large format paintings (100 x 150cm) in the technique of oil on canvas. The title is a metaphor borne out of a shrewd observation of a phenomena we are still awkwardly and clumsily treading our way about — namely the phenomena of social media and the internet. The paintings are metaphorical windows, a tender retreat from the world of technology into the intimate world of an idealised shelter where contemplation, solitude, reflection and subjective experience have regained the upper hand, a certain restoring of the order, the convalescence of the soul in its own utopian landscape in which it can certainly find its satisfaction. The soft, melancholy atmosphere of the cold and icy colours transforms the scenes into a kind of plaintive lament and mute serenity as the direct consequence of the technological malaise of modernity.
But however ardently we plan our retreat from technology where we are least at home, deep down we understand its inescapable grasp and inevitable dominion; this too is hinted at through the use of digital photography as a template.