Art Talk: Between the Gaps of My Memory

August 18, 2007 at 1:30 pm (art, review)

“Entre les Trous de la Memoire”

I can’t remember exactly when I saw this but I do remember what I felt and it was an inexplicable connection. Inexplicable because I wasn’t sure why but it moved me. I did not know who Dominique Appia was, I wasn’t even sure which country he was from but I felt like this was the first piece of Art that reflected the actual state of my sub consciousness. I

understood it trousmemoire2.jpgeven if I couldn’t explain it. Every time I looked at it, how I felt was different every time. How can a canvas with oil painted images have such a profound effect on my senses? Even until today, it’s been over 5 years (very rough estimate) since I first saw it and if I lose the poster from moving, I always find a way to replace it. I can’t get tired of it.

I like surrealism because I feel that if we really tap into the depths of our minds it will look like a Salvador Dali painting or something like this. Slivers or big chunks, some identifiable some not but great meaning lies behind each image, strange how there are no words in your sub consciousness. Dali was too morbid for me.

I tried looking for some information about this artist, come to find out that he is alive and his resume is quite long. I guess it is true what they say, art is only appreciated when you are six feet under. He is a Swiss artist, I even found his website but the others were not surreal enough. If I had the money, I would so buy the original…hmmm…something to think about.

The same time I found some information about this artist I also found the translation of the title which I think is in French, it translated to “Gaps in my memory,” which is odd because when I saw this I felt that it filled the gaps in my memory.

Well perception lies in the eyes of the beholder…


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