Paul van den Hout

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Margaretha, 2013

wood, paint, 119cm x 87cm x 11cm

6,000 USD

The pixeled sculptures I make originate in the principle of censorship, either positive or negative. In my recent work I am using the pixeled image also for showing phenomena in our surroundings that are bound to change or disappear (or already have done so).

Pixelation can be seen as a transformative stage of the slowly dissolving image, already blurred in eye and mind.

'Margaretha' is Margaretha Zelle aka Mata Hari. Her stage name is now synonyme for a female spy, which transcends her given name and herself as a person. In the meantime she is also iconic for the phenomenon that connects eroticism and politics.

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