Disappearances Collection Archive

“The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in its net of wonder forever.” ~Jacques Yves Cousteau

Disappearances 6, 2016, oil on gesso panel, 18″ x 24″

Disappearances 16

Disappearances 16, 2016, oil on gesso panel, 8″ x 10″

Disappearances 3

Disappearances 3, 2016, oil on gesso panel, 16″ x 12″, private collection

Disappearances

Disappearances, 2015, oil on gesso panel, 30″ x 40″, private collection (sold during CASA’s 2017 Wine + Art Charity event, February 25th, 2017) 

The story  behind the painting:

Disappearances 1.  Is there anything left to say about life and death and human condition since William Faulkner? Is there any Light or Sea or Sky left to be painted since William Turner? Yes, all you have to do is open yourself to the Beauty and then Disappear.  (Allois and Jörge)

Disappearances 13

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

The story  behind the painting:

Disappearances 13.  The House has no doors, has no roof, its blind windows overlook the desolate shores of the Nordic sea. The House called to me and now I am the only one in here. It is always cold inside but the tides are gentle to the House, at night they sing me lullabies. The waves tell me their stories, they make me feel whole. I want to tell them my story but there is nothing to tell, the House took away all my memories, all my sorrows. Today is different, today the waves insist that I should try to remember, that I should never forget this sunset. This is my last sunset, tomorrow I will be reborn. Tomorrow the House will be vacant again, it will call for You.  (Allois and Jörge)

Disappearances 14

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


The story  behind the painting:

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, 2015, oil on canvas, 48″ x 36″, framed

The story  behind the painting:

Disappearances 15.  It’s 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, try and catch up with them. (Allois and Jörge)

Disappearances 10

Disappearances 10, 2015, oil on gesso panel, 40″ x 30″, private collection

The story  behind the painting:

Disappearances 10.  Is there a wall between Dreams and Reality? How does the everyday existence reflects itself onto the Dream? When exactly do Dreams come to life? What is that moment when our sand castles stop growing out of the dreamscapes, when do our morning stars collide into one blinding Sun? At this fleeting moment we can be whole again.  (Allois and Jörge)

 

Disappearances 17

Disappearances 17, 2015, oil on gesso panel, 48″ x 36″

The story  behind the painting:

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 15

Disappearances 15: Flying Dutchman, 2015, oil on canvas, 48″ x 36″, framed

The story  behind the painting:

It’s 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, try and catch up with them.

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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