Oil in Fur

01 Olej v srsti - 1995, 130x140 cm, olej v leskymu

Oil in Fur, 1995
130×140 cm oil in faux fur olej v leskymu

A magnified image of Jesus Christ, as it was painted by an unknown artist around 150 on the wall in the Roman catacombs, has been created on canvas by blotting technique. The canvas is stretched on the frame upside down. However, the painting should be visible from the reverse side thanks to the chosen technique. It is not so because the canvas is covered by white polyester fur, which transforms this figurative painting into a monochrome – abstraction. Its vague traces or a fragment of abstract painting can be found in the fur only. The reception of this painting can be compared to the well-known scene of “blind men examining an elephant”.