Pink series – How does pink become the colour of estrangement?
Colours are widely subjective. Their quality and content should never fall under generalisations. There are a wide range of accepted, well-known associations that render colours to certain beliefs, desires, and states of mind, but these associations would only be semi-appropriate in an impersonal context, such as in the case of an advertisement. For instance, the colour pink, which usually represents joy and gentleness, carries an entirely different value to me - it is the epitome of coldness. Often, it takes on the role of intimacy in colour aesthetics, which, in a way, is true for my pieces as well; however, intimacy bears a pejorative meaning in my pink pictures where I tackle a personal issue that I struggle sharing.
The artwork, which builds up from tiny dots, produced under a magnifying glass with acrylic pens, is the instrument of processing and compressing. Ultimately, it is a means of remembrance. Repetition and remembrance exist on the same spectrum, moving in opposite directions. In my case, this Kierkegaardian repetition is what resolves the dissonance of remembrance and painful memories. Five different layers of colour create a unit of pink, mauve, and flesh tones. The two larger pictures turn into a cooler cadmium yellow in a close-up, while the two smaller ones remain a vivid flesh tone. In this series, it became clear for me that my work needed to progress in the direction of big-sized, all-over, atmospheric pieces.