Dec 30, 2011

Paul Kelpe

Paul Kelpe at Valerie Carberry Gallery(Art Basel Miami Beach 2011)

Untitled (#166)
This is a woman. She is very aware of her surroundings. She has an external image to maintain (light gray figure in the background around the main construction in the middle). At first glance beyond the visible representation, you can see a simple sphere and a cone. But if you dig deeper, you will see delicate mechanics with lots of gears, moving parts and springs. The springs (the two spirals in the center) sometimes are working in opposing directions. Thus they produce a line in the external image that changes directions rapidly, a conflicting and doubting behavior( middle right). Our woman has high standards that she use to measure herself(a yellow line in the top center). The line is near her lily head. The latter is heavily influenced by a yellowish spot that grows from the yellow sphere from down below.

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