21st Century Neoclassicism (Have A Nice Day!), 2011
wood, paint, 67cm x 67cm x 10cm
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.
Smiley is already a true neoclassicist icon. It is typical for the modern pace of life. As 'classic' neoclassicism took centuries to recycle, nowadays pop culture only takes decades.