In the Garbage I explore  the beauty in the ugly  and seek harmony in chaos.  I don´t see the categories of the  beautiful and the ugly as opposites. They are just two aspects of the same thing.

In my painting  the  viewer is confronted with a massive pile of rubbish towering over its barriers. Overflowing, piled up and unorganized, I find the garbage distasteful yet somehow aesthetically interesting. Rather than painting the individual objects, I am interested in how they became an abstract pile of colorful waste.  Variety of shapes, colours and the materiality of paint evoke a sense of garbage whilst creating a beautiful composition on their own.

oil on canvas, 60 x 80 (cm), ©2016 Petra Terslova
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