Painting of a painting of a photograph of a still nature
Mixed media on canvas
61×67 cm – 2020
Just like Joseph Kosuth with “One and Three Chairs” where a single object becomes the subject of debate – for which of it’s representations of a chair is the most “accurate” of all – the present artwork brings into discussion the relations between the ways we can explore the idea of a still nature.
From the idea itself to the actual painting we can identify five stages of “reality”: in the realm of thought – where we can imagine or articulate words to describe it, followed by the physical items that constructs it in real life, then painted as a photograph (top left) after which the next representation can take form – the painting (bottom right), the last two being visible in the artwork that would become in this sense the metapainting.