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The painting “Field” is one of the three paintings from the series “Computer Views”. The process of developing this series started as twofold. On the one hand, it is an attempt to address formal questions about the space in the two-dimensional surface of the canvas. By adding the computer dialogue boxes in the paintings, the surface separates into two levels of perception, one been the landscapes, i. e. a realistic approach, and the other - an abstract field of the computer dialogue boxes.

The other direction of the creative process started with my intention to contribute to the awareness of some of the current ecological problems, which we all face – the melting of the polar ice caps and the overall global climate change. In this sense the computer dialogue boxes appear in the paintings as signs of a reality, which seems saturated with images, especially in screens. Sometimes it seems as the screens show us a more 'truthful' reality than our own senses. We perceive the worlds' events through screens, we feel as we belong the the world through the power of these images. This way of perception has two directions – the world through our screens seems unreal, as in some kind of computer generated reality. Thus issues as fundamental as the global warming seem somehow unreal too.

My paintings combine elements of these modes of perception. Yet the process of their juxtaposition does not aim to constrain their meanings. On the contrary, it aims to explore their implications and to encourage the flows of associations and new relations that they evoke. They all constitute a spiral movement of interrelations between the abstract and the realistic elements. Thus the works seek to open up possibilities for awareness of these ecological issues, for the ways we perceive reality and the function of visual art within this context.


Specific details

Name of Artist: Nina Pancheva
Width (inches): 19.6
Height (inches): 15.7
Media: Oil
Country: United Kingdom
Painting Genre: Representational / Other