LAND OF MAN (2014)

In this project I explore discarded paintings found in flea markets, portraying idyllic landscapes. Most of them, with their pleasing atmosphere, light and colours, can be categorised as imagery enhancing a worldly “feel good” factor. This romantic viewpoint of unappreciated artists combined with thrown away family photographs provides a contrasting perspective, revealing a warped and abusive behaviour that mankind displays, towards one another and towards the environment.

 

DUSAN KOCHOL

 

A painting that was once hanging in someone’s living room or a photograph that was once included in someone’s family photo album - these personal belongings, together with the intimate stories they carry, have lost their private status. By placing them in an easily reproduced and distributed form of a pamphlet, their character suddenly becomes public and the objects themself re-acknowledged, in a completely new context.

 

DUSAN KOCHOL


 

("Bury me under the Weeping Willow Tree" exhibition, comprised of the projects "Grey Matter" and "Land of Man", in the Šopa Gallery in Košice, 2015.)

DUSAN KOCHOLDUSAN KOCHOL

DUSAN KOCHOLDUSAN KOCHOL

DUSAN KOCHOLDUSAN KOCHOL

DUSAN KOCHOLDUSAN KOCHOL

DUSAN KOCHOLDUSAN KOCHOL

DUSAN KOCHOLDUSAN KOCHOL

DUSAN KOCHOLDUSAN KOCHOL

DUSAN KOCHOLDUSAN KOCHOL

DUSAN KOCHOLDUSAN KOCHOL

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