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Could time be patient

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Could time be patient , by Erik Pevernagie, oil on canvas.

“We see a door, a figure with a small bag, the crossing stripes and lines. We read the title and the visual content of the painting is being transposed onto a philosophical scale. The rough and schematic manner of the painter deprives the represented figure of any particular and personal feature, thus making it easier for the beholder to imagine himself at the place of the figure.

The small bag might suggest the idea of leaving and the door becomes a symbol with many facets. It can open into another room, into a corridor, into a public space. Maybe this door is the last door in life. You only need to step across the threshold and you reach a place of “nothingness”. Unless you meet some signs of existence human beings have been dreaming of since the beginning of the world.

The transverse lines bar the space where the figure appears, or perhaps it is the beholder who is expelled from the scene representing the very last moments. Those lines distort in some way the picture and prevent the spectator from seeing the perspective clearly. Are not they a graphic metaphor suggested by the painter for the time introducing the fourth dimension? (Ludmila Krasnova).

Phenomenon : Time, place, nothingness

Factual starting point: Man with suit case