Eternal Singularity

“But what if God himself can be simulated, that is to say can be reduced to signs that constitute faith? Then the whole system becomes weightless, it is no longer anything but a gigantic simulacrum – not unreal, but simulacrum, that is to say never exchanged for the real, but exchanged for itself, in an uninterrupted circuit without reference or circumference.”
― Jean Baudrillard, Simulacra and Simulation

Eternal singularity series of paintings made between 2015-2017
Materials; Oil, acrylic, spray paint, marker, enamel, resin, pigment made from ash of burnt artwork and items on canvas. Size 180 x 150 cm

Eternal singularity – Content
Selected Renaissance images of dead Christ, Christ entombed, or lamentation of Christ
Images of digital brains, circuit/motherboards, from science fictions
Quantum physics/mechanics equations for; creation, consciousness, creator, god
Circle/sphere motif,  a symbolic motif representing the unknown/mystery/eternity
In these works I burn objects, artworks or prints of art, and turn the ash into paint pigment with which I make the paintings. This is to authenticate the work and is a re-interpretation of the Hindu practice of ‘Antiyesti’; a spiritual process which respectively means “last sacrifice” and literally means “last sacred ceremony, or last rite of passage”.