Sunday, July 5, 2009

Greys - not dull and not vain either...

Normally I am a colour person but lately I have seen some posts on greys used in interior design, be it in the kitchen or in the living room or somewhere else. It took me by suprise that all of these rooms did not look boring at all - on the contrary. With the perfect icing on the cake, let's say the right combination of greys and some additional creme colours with interesting graphics on the wall one can achieve an interesting composition. The large drawing that complements the graphical design adds a little kick to the whole in order to take a bit of the severity out of this room. Despite this it looks elegant and très chic. A room for contemplation and pondering on new ideas.

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The drawing Vanity is from the Deadly Sins series which is not completed yet. It is supposed to contain all seven sins. The link leads you to the other finished pieces of this series.

The Deadly Sins, a deliberately chosen biblical theme is more actual than ever.

We currently live in societies where all the ethical values which are the basic requirements for human co-existance seem to deteriorate. While we may wonder about the sudden disappearance of advanced cultures such as the Mayan or any other we do not realize that we are on the verge of destroying our own, western cultures.

Instead of encouraging social behaviour we have started to lose the vision of unity and solidarity. Walls are built up instead of torn down, the global accessability paradoxically seems to increase the fear of the different.

Anxiously we try to keep our own space untouched, suspiciously we consider every change as intrusion into our personal rights and views. Jealously we try to keep our achievements for ourselves, instead of sharing our knowledge with those who need it in order to grow.
This fine art drawing series is meant to emphasize the ugly characteristics of human behaviour by exaggerating expression into grotesque.

The pencil drawings of the Deadly Sins (on 30gr chinese Wenzhou paper) are quite big and therefore handled like scrolls. They are backed with a thin pongé silk, mounted on silk/paper scrolls (painted or dyed silk backed with painted chinese Wenzhou paper) and finally hung on hand made wooden dowels, coated with acrylic lacquer (several layers) which are removable for easier storage or replacement of more sophisticated dowels.

43" x 27"/58" x 32", drawing mounted on silk
©Petra Voegtle

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