Arne Bastien - Ik, ik, ik, ik, ik, ik, ik, ik, ik, je, je, je, je, je, je, je, je, je, I, I, I, I, I, I, I, I, I
A work in my size. My height and width, one hundred and eighty-five by fifty centimeters. It is the umpteenth canvas in the same series. They're awkward, claustrophobic, and they squeeze – boxes. Sequences of actions. Time in its spatial form. Solidified time. A chronological sequence of events in one moment. A book that opens on all pages at once.
The first started vertically, dripped horizontally and ended with holes and scratches. One hole is at penis height. Glory. Actually I wanted something electric, a paper brown background and lemon yellow flashes. Thick pink worms, azure waters and wet hair, the color of corpses and lots of oil. Over one runs a dividing line that divides the entire plane in two. From top left to bottom right, it's a recurring motif.
N: I Like your anarcho-ecological…
A: thank you, you are the first one to notice.
I borrowed the motif from my youth and loeser.us (Political flags of extremism – part 1 (a-m) (Including Hate Groups, Far-Right, Far-Left, and Ultra Nationalists)). Further adventures involve passe-partouts and the looming color.
The following are not present:
Restless Natives 2011 Is a reenactment of a work from 2011. A relic. The left and right plan are separated by two verticals. One is supposed to evoke a shiny brown Tesa-branded wrapping tape, the other consists of a recess sloppily filled in with a poorly washed semi-dry brush. The left and right halves (blue and red respectively) are connected through the verticals by a wild brushwork that allows no fantasy. The natives are restless. Restless Natives 2011 refers to an older work like a crippled arm to a trauma. Newman, Pollock. The sequel was forgotten while painting.
A and A is for.
Green – Black, waiting room and Blue – Red – Black, waiting room are nostalgically utopian. Flag, landscape, clashing guillotines, looked up in the middle.
Then Black - Yellow - Brown, waiting room (Thebes).
I am pleased.