Disturbances in the Memory Space
Oil Paintings, 2016
This is a series done for my master’s thesis named “Disturbances in the Memory Space”. The paintings depict local cityscapes in which the geometry has been shifted to appear both familiar and disturbingly unrecognizable. I twist the locations around their vertical axis and merge them into non-existing and impossible panoramas. Painting “Space III” is an exception in this case and features a single panorama created by merging two different cities.
The series is inspired by Kafka’s writing which often uses non-Euclidean spatial geometry to break down structural hierarchies and evoke repressive feelings. The works are highly site-specific and work best when the viewer recognizes the depicted spaces, yet notices that something is amiss.
The series was exhibited at Estonian Academy of Arts’ graduation show TASE ’16: