Absurdity #

 

‘Absurdity #1’, pen and ink on paper, 50 x 50 cm

‘Absurdity #2’, pen and ink on paper, 50 x 50 cm

‘Absurdity #3’, pen and ink on paper, 50 x 50 cm

‘Absurdity #4’, pen and ink on paper, 50 x 50 cm

‘Absurdity #5’, pen and ink on paper, 50 x 50 cm

‘Absurdity #6’, pen and ink on paper, 50 x 50 cm

‘Absurdity #7’, pen and acrylic on paper, 29.7 x 42.0 cm

‘Absurdity #8’, acrylic on wood, 100 x 100 cm

‘Absurdity #9’, pen and acrylic on paper, 42.0 x 29.7 cm

‘Absurdity #10’, pen and acrylic on paper, 42.0 x 29.7 cm

‘Absurdity #11’, pen and acrylic on paper, , 29.7 x 42.0 cm

 

‘Let's act like sphinxes, however falsely, until we reach the point of no longer knowing who we are. For we are, in fact, false sphinxes, with no idea of what we are in reality. The only way to be in agreement with life is to disagree with ourselves. Absurdity is divine ‘ Fernando Pessoa

This body of work focuses on the human quest for purpose and meaning of life with correlations to conflicts between what we want to experience and want we get from experience. Throughout history, humans have attempted and given meaning to the chaotic and irrational sense of life and the universe. This body of work shows human-animal hybrids in mundane scenarios that implies sarcasm and irony to the banality of existence. This leaves us with the question; are we better than animals? Is there a purpose? Who is the real winner?

Review of the 'Absurdity' Exhibition