This piece is a collage of newspapers together with a painted figure on a canvas. It aims to show how
news come in life every day. Every day new things happen, new headlines on newspapers and a
constant time progress accompanying them. Life goes on every day and can’t be stopped. In the
middle of the painting there is a figure. This figure incorporates two elements, a face of a monster
and a pair of underwear. The monster represents the cruelty of life and the underwear the innocence
of love. It aims to ask the viewer which one of these two elements they see, the monster, the
underwear or both. Additionally to ask if, after they seen the monster, can persuade themselves to
not see it again, not by luck but as an option. In the meaning of seeing the cruelty of life and deciding
to move on and stop surrendering to this monster by option. Life goes on as the title says and there is
nothing we can do to stop time or reverse it. So if and after you see the monster( the cruel face of life)
it is only a matter of personal decision to stop seeing it and happens only if you accept it and get over
it, it cannot happen randomly.
Every day life goes on and there is nothing you can do about it.
If you are happy you can’t stop time in happiness and if you are sad you can’t go back in time to when you were happy.
Life goes on, bringing more news in media, new things happen, good or bad, doesn’t matter
And you’ll meet new people, new underwear, hurting you or not, doesn’t matter.
It’s how you decide to see all these things. They could be disasters, or lessons for triumph, or even nothing.
Some people see the underwear, some see the monster, some see both and some of them nothing at all.
Which type are you? What is it that you see?
And if you have seen the monster can you go back not seeing it again?
Remember, life goes on, and there is nothing you can do about it.
Title: Life goes on
Dimensions: 214cm x 156cm x 10cm
Year of creation: 2017
Main materials that constitute this piece: pine wood, crystal glass, canvas, acrylic paints and newspapers.
The title labels on the artwork and the corresponding certification box are lead casted and embedded in liquid glass.
The frame is made from Swiss pine and crystal glass protection.
The handle of certification box is made from dental alloy casting and a real human wisdom tooth (extracted for orthodontic reasons and autoclave sterilized after)
All other teeth structures on certification box are made from artificial teeth on dental alloy castings
Custom handmade leather and cork cases for authentication documents
The signature label on the artwork is a lead inlay in wood and the one on the certification box is a dental amalgam inlay in wood
Certification documents are printed out in Hahnemühle fine art paper 100% cotton 310gsm and wax sealed.
Dimensions and weight of certification box: 48cm x 51cm x 9cm and 7,5kg