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Walter Bortolossi

Mark Zuckerberg meets Immanuel Kant

Oil in canvas
cm 120 x 150
© walter bortolossi


My recent paintings paintings  frequently take up the city theme, which is represented by distorted and fragmented cityscapes, where numerous figures struggle against each other in a battle for prominence.

The concept of a communal space seems to be contradicted by the impossibility of identifying the places where the scenes are set, which feature phenomena  and characters from distinctly diverse origins. Even the closed spaces  of  the rooms  in the interior scenes are  barely distinguishable from the exterior backgrounds depicted beyond the windows.

 In one of these  paintings, Immanuel Kant, the philosopher of universal reason is symbolically depicted in conversation with Mark Zuckerberg,  founder of  the virtual community Facebook.

 The facts of  current affairs and  History pervade these paintings, merging together with scenes created from a variety of  modified pictorial solutions.

From this one might conclude that the subject of these works is  the events of world History – what happened in the past and  what is happening  currently –  and yet,  is it not rather more a question of  taking  events and figures from History and reproducing them  in a parallel dimension   where possibilities are still open?

Full Artwork Details
Artist: Walter Bortolossi
Title: Mark Zuckerberg meets Immanuel Kant
Date: 2011
Medium: Oil in canvas
Original Dimensions: cm 120 x 150
Copyright: walter bortolossi
ArtSlant Awards: 1st 2012 Showcase Winner in the painting Category
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Tags: modern, figurative, realism, pop, conceptual, digital, mark zuckerberg surrealism, politics figurative, philosophy, Facebook, Immanuel Kant painting

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