Project Silver Maple Ballroom Piece I Part I 2016

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It looks like ordinary people all over are deluded by overpowering loud rude speeches

Project Silver Maple Ballroom Piece I Part I mixed media on indian cotton paper 100×70 cm 2016

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About Project Silver Maple Ballroom 2016 – 2017

This project is about manipulation, mental and verbal, I think right now you will find this phenomenon everywhere.
Whether we talk about the Trumps of our time, or Google with his manipulative data searches, or the way it is brutally used within religion.
To me it looks like ordinary people all over are deluded by overpowering loud rude speeches, mind boggling internet data, the power of media, without asking themselves what they might feel or think.
It seems as if as a sincere person that is civilized, thinks, analyses, educates him or herself, is powerless by this short-sighted and self-centred behaviour.

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Project Murmurs & Babbles No. 7 (Landscapes) mixed media on 300 gr.fabriano paper 93 x 68 cm 2016

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No. 7 (Landscapes)  mixed media on 300 gr.fabriano paper 93 x 68 cm  2016

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2015 – 2016  Project Murmurs & Babbles  | A follow up

In this new Project I want to get into the subject of modern or contemporary art, what are the elements that make art contemporary art?
And what does this mean?
A recurring designation in the History of Art, and what is its value?
Van Gogh was known as modern or in our terms contemporary because he broke with traditions, but today any artist anywhere brakes or tries to, with traditions.
Has modern or contemporary become a meaning in itself?

Reference to this subject: Rem Koolhaas on modernism.

A follow up on my investigation into Renaissance art and contemporary artists who reflect(ed) on them. View all the works at

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