photo.fragmentation

carpets

My carpets show groups of human beings in different living conditions. People knotted and interwoven to each other in their diverse situations. New patterns arise by interweaving individual elements, some of them in lots of small, very artificial parts, others bigger, more clearly. Some patterns look like carpets woven from silk, others more rough like being  made from wall, just like we know it from real carpets.

Every day we are attacked by a flood of pictures, either the media coverage spills out over us or which we see all around us where we live. We only can perceive a very little bit of all these pictures, and all we feel are short emotions like fear, anger, shock or sadness ... For constructing the carpets I grab a single item out of this flood of pictures, a single photo, and I transform it by disassembling it into pieces and reconstructing it afterwards into something new ... a virtual carpet. I call this photo.fragmentation. I do all the construction on my computer, followed by a lot of drawing, mainly via computer aswell.

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rugs

The 'rugs' (small carpets, runners) are a series of colorful variations of the large 'carpets' in a smaller format.