After the Road

A mourning place A gateway to far beyond...leading to escape Where does the door lead? What lurks in the depths and the sky above? I have wondered endlessly what lies after and what has been before... The new body of work presented in my second solo exhibition “After the Road “ invites you on a journey through gateways, landscapes and abstract paintings. A journey of transition and calm recollection, filled with gates and thresholds delving deeper and deeper into landscapes out of this world. Colossal gates, blazing ruins and metaphysical spectacles stand in the way of the viewer as the journey leads beyond lands standing still frozen in time, bizarre and sometimes menacing ;realms only the spirit can reach. Such was the demand, the desire to create images open and free. Images that give space to the playful mind to gaze as is desires and fuels fantasy to interpret furthermore. Expanding out of the comfort zone of paper and the limitations it involves, the creation of the “After the road” series has enabled me to practice abstraction through different approaches and at the same time retain the quality of the accident and loss of control which has always prevailed in my paintings A sub-theme of the series is loss ,the feeling of the emotional or mental gap and the need to fulfill it. To regain and to relive as one walks through eras leading to new places and leaves the old ones behind. After the Road , After the Threshold stands new ground.. The land behind you is the past , it is said and done You have walked in, you have arrived …