ON GOLDEN GROUND

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Ständig fallen mir neue Varianten von dem Motiv mit meinen beiden Lieblingsmodellen ein. Bernhard und Katharina hatten eine Performance gemacht: mit verbundenen Augen durch eine Bachlandschaft zu gehen …

Weiss gar nicht, was sie damit ausdrücken wollten, für mich gehts erst mal um die Entwicklung des Tafelbildes. Bevor die Zentralperspektive erfunden wurde, waren die Figuren in einem Goldgrund verankert. Man war sozusagen eins mit dem Hintergrund …

Und dann lernten sie zwischen gut und böse, richtig und falsch zu unterscheiden und traten somit raus aus der Verbindung. Ist gar nichts verkehrt daran, so läuft Menschheitsentwicklung nun mal …

In den Bildern jetzt sind die Figuren durch ihre Augenbinden getrennt vom Eigentlichen. Das unpackbare der menschlichen Reise: Trotz des Handicaps, trotz des verlorenen Paradieses, trotz der offensichtlichen Arschkarte, machen wir was wir nur irgendwie können und gerade das ist schöner als alles Ideale. Dafür haben wir uns alle einen gehörigen Applaus verdient …

Witziges Detail: würden die Protagonisten ihre Augenbinden abnehmen, würden sie erkennen, dass sie bereits da sind, wo sie hinwollen …

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I constantly think of new variants of the theme with my two favourite models. Bernhard and Katharina had done a performance: to walk with blindfolded eyes through a creek landscape …

I don’t know what they wanted to express, for me it’s all about the development of the panel painting. Before the central perspective was founded, the figures were anchored in a gold ground. They were, so to speak, one with the background …

And then they learned to distinguish between good and evil, right and wrong and thus stepped out of the connection. There’s nothing wrong with it, it is just what development of mankind works …

In these paintings now the figures are separated from the actual by their blindfolds. The amazing thing about the human journey: Despite the handicap, despite the lost paradise, despite that we got the shit end of the stick, we do what we can and that is more beautiful than anything ideal. We all deserve a lot of applause for that …

Funny detail: if the protagonists would take off their blindfolds, they would realize that they are already where they want to be …

 

Autor: Briant Rokyta

Briant Rokyta is an Austrian artist based in Vienna. He follows the principle of PERMANENT CREATION in performance, drawing, painting, writing and sculpting and in providing lectures and workshops. PERMANENT CREATION is another way of viewing the world. Not through the rational mind but through art, through being, which is constantly creating itself: Each moment is creation and oneself is intimate part of it. Human society is also changing, a new level of relatedness arises and the age of separation is sinking. I find it helpful and joyful to use art in such a way to support this process in favor of a world that is more beautiful, integrative and playful. The best way of doing so is to show this potential of art, in various garments and as a way of life together with fellow artists. For further information please check out: http://www.briantrokyta.com

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