Department of Fine Arts

Blanche & Romie Shapiro

Fine Art 2019, Graduate Exhibitions
iris last, Gravitation
, 2019, Graduated 2019, Fine Arts
The preoccupation with the abstract image stems from the interest in the relations between shape and color in the face of the eye’s perception. The eye creates a concrete interpretation of the image, which relies on memory from already existing images. This is where the difficulty in perception versus form lies, color and sound that do not hold on to the existing. They exist independently, without definition. The abstract creates a layer of observation, the drift of vision in the face of shape and color. The color, the movement, the shape and the sound tempt the eye to observe. Hypnosis is created in the mind and the rational is extinguished.
The images are reminiscent of the Rorschach test, a psychological test in which subjects' perceptions of inkblots are recorded and then analyzed using psychological interpretation. The suppression of consciousness evokes the subconscious, or in Freudian terms "Id." A hidden layer of a person’s personality, but elementary in his consciousness. The id reveals the root of the subject's perception of reality, and reveals the circumstances of his behavior and his emotional functioning.
The abstract video works create a world parallel to the actual reality. The movement in space, the spreading colors and the repetitive sounds create a temptation for prolonged observation. It is an endless movement of the looped projected images. The shapes resist the physical gravity, drain, float and gather. The doubled shape contributes to the attraction of the eye and the search for a real definition. The encounter between the abstract form that moves and the mind reveals a gap in the real world. Questions arise about the definition of the existing. Is it possible to define any image that is perceived in the eye? How is subjective consciousness structured and what is it influenced by?
iris last
Graduated 2019