THE DARK SIDE OF THE SUN/ IN THE DUST OF THIS UNIVERSE

Arturs Virtmanis

February 6 – February 29, 2020

The idealist Rainis and decadent pessimistic philosopher Eugene Thacker – is possible an unusual combination, but in this case this is exactly how I make my bridge of citation for my works. This is a sequel to my experiments with unstable, shortly lived artworks, which started in Drawing Centers program „Open Sessions” few years back. In my case „dust” is not just a metaphor, but at the same time a literal game with dust – and here with charcoal dust and it’s left print on surface of the white paper. „Šīs pasaules putekļos”, aka In Dust of This Universe, is paraphrasing the worlds apocalyptic foresight's from Eugene Thackers melancholic meditation. In opposite of that Rainis talked about probability of idealized, higher power. And here between these two probabilities I draw a black, fragile line...
A monumental charcoal drawing with undetectable giant display of a silhouette could show Raini – Mountain, that seems to look far away from us...
Dark, amorphous, almost only emptiness of graphic art depicting Eugene Thacker.
Black orb or disc – like a negative sun – is a hybrid form that exists between both thinkers.
Somewhere there in between are we and everything else...
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