34 29, 2022
Acrylic on canvas.
Building on a semiotic idea of umwelt as well as modern knowledge about how human brains process information, I have developed a painting technique which rejects high-level compositional planning to closely mimic the way people notice things and form visual memories. I believe the technique to be suitable for exploring very personal, very visceral topics that are somewhat neglected in contemporary art in favor of complex cultural phenomena. In particular, I’ve painted a 16-part “impression” of Katoļu iela 29 (formerly 34) to develop a better understanding of what houses mean to people and what it means to lose a home.