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Serpentine Gallery Pavillion, 2012 / A collaboration between Ai Weiwei + Hrzog & de Meuron

Serpentine Gallery Pavillion, 2012 / A collaboration between Ai Weiwei + Hrzog & de Meuron

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A personal favourite, by Joseph Cornell / Angel, 1957
So simple, yet so moving. 

A personal favourite, by Joseph Cornell / Angel, 1957
So simple, yet so moving. 

Another beauty of Joseph Cornell’s, a simple train ride, with all it’s different tonal and rythmic shifts throughout / Another silet film that plays with time, space and movement. / Joseph Cornell 1955.

© Ant Pearce, 2013
Syringe Paintings Series #3 

The External Authority, Series #3

Ant on this series:
The primary function of ethics is to remove aggression between human beings and as such tend not to take into account the individuals psychological make-up. For example, ‘Love thy neighbour as thy self’ does not show enough concern for the happiness of the individual’s ego and disregards the instinctual strength of the id. Such a commandment assumes that the ego has absolute control over the id which, as Freud points out ‘…is an error. […] control of the id cannot be increased beyond certain limits. To demand more is to provoke the individual to rebellion or neurosis, or make him unhappy.’

These ideas have been realised through this series of crack paintings, Series #3, which use colour, form and materials to project a sense of entrapment, energy and control in addition to the associate neurosis and anxiety these invoke. These more minimal works allude to a fragile broken mental state, inherent with continuous abuse and conditioning. As if positioning the viewer face to face with a version of their inner self.
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