April, 2017 Archive

Disappearances 17

Disappearances 17, 2016, oil on gesso panel, 48″ x 36″

Disappearances 17. How to describe a cloud to the blind, or an angry sea to a highlander? What does color White taste like? Maybe like sugar, or salt, or maybe like snow: its irrelevant, nobody cares. But we all know what color Red is: it tastes like blood, it smells like danger, it feels like pain! How do you describe the beauty and the loneliness of an open sea? Why do you hold onto the fading memories of those left ashore, still waving farewells from the safety of routine and boredom? You don’t, you shouldn’t, you never reveal your feelings to the indifferent. If you are an artist, you have nowhere to run, all you can do is hide behind the colors. If you leave enough of yourself in your work, then someday you may be allowed to break the bond, you may win one pass on board of a Flying Dutchman. You will disappear. (Allois and Jörge)

Disappearances 14

Disappearances 14, 2015, oil on canvas, 30″ x 40″, framed

Disappearances 14. I smiled as I watched my children build this sand castle, they never finished it because kids never finish anything. Kids think they have all the time they need in front of them… This was the last Castle they ever built, soon thereafter Humans came to our island and started building our homes and our castles for us. Humans called my children Trolls and for some reason they though that we live only under the bridges. Go figure! Simpletons, but tame and hard-working creatures they are! These Humans always had enough sense not to come close to our Last Castle. I am the one who oversees the Castle and the Land, once a century this is the place for The Family Gathering. We talk, we drink, we laugh, we dance, all the windows are lit and all the skies are set for spectacular fireworks! Everyone is invited, but Human creatures never come to the party, they must be afraid of the Storm and an occasional earthquake when the Party gets going! When in the morning I tuck my grandchildren to bed, I warn them of these Humans, of becoming like them: always unhappy, always afraid. (Allois and Jörge)

Disappearances 15

Disappearances 15, 2016, oil on linen, 48″ x 30″, framed

Disappearances 15. Its a wonderful world and its a beautiful life! Throw away your sarcasm, stop crawling back and forth through the looking glass. Look through the wave, feel the wind, get burned by the Sun! Leave the deeply-rooted and heavily-anchored behind. There is no peace in quiet harbors, there is no kindness among the indifferent, there is no safety in their numbers. You will be saved by those who sail beyond the horizon. (Allois and Jörge)

 

About the Artist

Allois is an American painter and illustrator, best known for the striking and bizarre images of Aliens in her surrealist work. She illustrated collectible edition of the stories by Edgar Allan Poe and Ray Bradbury "THE FALL OF THE HOUSE OF USHER/USHER II," published by Gauntlet Press in 2010.

       

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