Diorama (Ruins), 2022, mixed media on canvas.
„The avant-garde, which has lost itself over time, also pursues the primitive and the archaic. It is this sense that one can say that the entry point to the present necessarily takes the form of a archeology; an archeology that also does not, however, regress to a historical past, but returns to that part within the present that we are absolutely incapable of living. What remains unloved therefore incessantly sucked back toward the origin, without ever being able to reach it. The present is nothing other than this unloved element in everything that is lived.“
*Giorgio Agamben; “What Is the Contemporary?” from What is an Apparatus? and Other Essays, (Stanford University Press, 2009)