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Anton Unai

Born from nothing

A painting installation in which paint is applied rapidly with force in an effort to show feelings and emotions of euphoria, disenchantment, satisfaction and defeat. Magic and mystery, ground zeroism, genesis, the lack of possibilities.
Painting gesturally, non-geometrically with shoe made DIY brushes, boxing gloves, worker pads, sometimes dripping and throwing objects onto the canvas.

A strong dependence on accidents and chances is a reoccurring technique of mine, but which is actually highly super planned with precision.
I am concerned with adopting always dramatic, on the edge, violent as well as mystical states of consciousness. Usually there was no effort to represent subject matter. Not all work was abstract, nor was all work expressive, the spontaneity has released the creativity of an unconscious mind.
The expressive method has to be considered as important as the painting itself… voilá..

The physicality of the painting, the clotted dirty studio objects, dark n light surfaces are the key to understand the piece as an existential struggle.

¨ Born from nothing and for the sake of everything. ¨

Unai drinks heavily but also finds inspiration in

therapeutic nihilism
moral metaphysicality
Anti art
anti Anti art
Gay Science
Progressive History
and the will to nothingness..


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