Bilateral painting project
Among the many display options possible, my intention is to create a labyrinth of paint in the exhibition space. For the labyrinth, the exhibition space needs to be suitably large, and many paintings are also needed. The larger the whole installation, the more powerful the spectator’s immersion. An large exhibition space with many paintings and a labyrinth of large dimensions has the potential to elicit spontaneous reactions from the public: to the extent even of giving rise to panic or other uncontrollable emotions.
The structure of the exhibition space determines the construction of the labyrinth. In alternating between areas of painting and the spaces surrounding it, it is painting itself that dominates. Space characterizes/delimits the painting, and the painting determines, delimits and defines space, in an ongoing dialogue between the two: gallery/artwork, the backbone of an exhibition. Through the building this labyrinth, painting is finally free in space.