Friday, April 6, 2018

"Quest for Tangible Absurdity"

Can you make sense of non-sense? Can you learn to accept both the absurd and the real, and to live with them, and in spite of them?

"Inexplicably Mimicking Him Hiccuping," can twist your tongue, or, in my case, can become an inspiration for a painting.
This delightful phonetic frivolity made me think of the abundance of non-sense we encounter constantly, and our reaction to it.
With their meaning of expressing strong feelings of surprise, anger, or pain, large white exclamation marks placed all around the canvas, point towards its center. These could be our inward emotions and reactions to the surrounding reality and absurdity.
In the lower right corner of the canvas, many small exclamation marks are clustered together, and they are leaving the surface of the canvas  they flow into the world. These could be our outward emotions and reactions to the surrounding reality and absurdity.

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OANA SINGA
"Quest for Tangible Absurdity," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 30 x 1 1/2 inches (122 x 76 x 4 cm)

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Oana-Singa-Quest-for-Tangible-Absurdity-2018-acrylic-on-canvas-48x30inches
OANA SINGA
"Quest for Tangible Absurdity," 2018
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 30 x 1 1/2 inches (122 x 76 x 4 cm)


OANA SINGA
"Quest for Tangible Absurdity" (detail), 2018

OANA SINGA
"Quest for Tangible Absurdity" (detail), 2018

OANA SINGA
"Quest for Tangible Absurdity" (detail), 2018

OANA SINGA
"Quest for Tangible Absurdity" (detail), 2018

OANA SINGA
"Quest for Tangible Absurdity" (detail with signature), 2018