2 x 2, Oils and Wax Medium on Canvas, 2019
Friedrich Nietzsche’s profound words, “We have art in order not to die of the truth,” encapsulate the transformative power of art to transcend the harsh realities of life and provide a refuge for the human spirit. Inspired by this poignant quote, this abstract oil painting invites the viewer into a realm of ethereal beauty, where the boundaries of reality blur and the truth reveals its multifaceted nature.
The canvas has a careful selection of vibrant colors, each hue representing a fragment of the truth, a piece of the puzzle that is human existence. The bold texture created by the wax medium evokes a sense of movement and fluidity, mirroring the ever-changing nature of truth and its elusiveness.
The painting’s abstract form challenges the viewer’s perception, encouraging them to abandon conventional notions of reality and embrace the ambiguity that lies at the heart of truth. The absence of recognizable forms and figures allows the viewer’s imagination to soar, creating their own interpretations and connections to the artwork. In this sanctuary of abstraction, the viewer is invited to confront the uncomfortable truths of life, not with fear or despair, but with a sense of awe and wonder. The painting reminds us that art is not merely a means of escapism, but a powerful tool for understanding and embracing the complexities of existence.
As we immerse ourselves in the painting’s vibrant tapestry, we find solace in the knowledge that we are not alone in our struggle to comprehend the truth. Art, in its myriad forms, provides a shared space for reflection, exploration, and ultimately, a means of surviving the harsh realities of life.
“We have art in order not to die of the truth.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche