The Map of A Myth IV

There are two components in this painting – a face’s side view and street patterns. I arranged the colours and tones in such a way that the street patterns played a dominant role. I intended to lead the viewers to perceive the stripes as streets, but not as part of a human face’s bone structure. The unnoticed eye seeing nowhere. Once the viewers follow this line of thinking, the human face is barely recognisable. This is a metaphor for the notion of “alternative histories”. As long as one version of history prevails, it is not easy to see other possible interpretations.

Year                                 2021
Materials                       Oil on canvas

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions Height 92 cm x Width 76 cm x Depth 2 cm.