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.
GARBAGE oil on canvas, 60 x 80 (cm), ©2016 Petra Terslova Available at www.petraterslova.com/shop