Stefan Blom | Series | Aust2019-09-02T19:46:03+00:00


Stefan Blom


Stefan Blom

An aust, meticulously polished and reduced to Modernist, Modigliani-style oval features fused with a geometric hind structure, appears subdued in muted colours. While emphasising both the outward and inward surfaces, it becomes the study of a mask, the only identifiable object amid concealment and reluctant disclosure. The asymmetrical mouth in a distortive and static grin, is that of a iconographical fixed character insinuating unease, while reducing it to silence.

A type of hieroglyphic emulated script transcribes the visual portraiture into the literal forms of logographic and alphabetic elements, thus completing it.