It’s important for our society to remember the passed down stories and events from the people before us. Their stories are preserved in my paintings as a “secondary witness”. When entering the empty buildings of the train stations, churches and synagogues, there is a sense of loitering and trespassing, but the feelings of curiosity grow while walking through the hallways. These paintings evolve from my upbringing, which was a result of my exposure to the construction of various buildings from an early age, visiting my grandfather, a building developer. The excitement of seeing him create something new, that changed an entire community, and then living in a city watching buildings left behind, has given me a profound realism of how things work.
Painting on wood provides an extra textural element in the process of completing the documentation of abandoned buildings, as well as giving it the industrial effect. Upon viewing the actual environment, the abstract geometrical shapes and lines become evident to the realistic decay and deterioration of the structure. The exploration of these paintings exists in order to respect the past, so the future generations do not lose the essence of what we were and what we are.
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