In my diploma work I created a visual stereotype. This process-based work was built on the so-called ‘multi-step conceptual processing’ methodology. The starting point of this process is the subjective perspective of the viewer. The reality of the outside world goes through some sort of a subjective selection as the viewer perceives the information. The perceived information is organised according to previous memories, feelings and emotions, and with this a stereotype filter is constructed. This filter will influence the transformation of future experiences coming from the outside world.
Initially I painted still lives of my close surroundings. I prepared colour samples from the colours I used for the still lives. Then I categorised the similar samples and I received nine groups of colours. I used these nine colours to make a ‘colour-movie’. I developed the results of this experience and further narrowed down the colour categories. It resulted in two monochrome paintings. As the last step I summarized the whole process in just one colour on one surface and the colour I received was a green. I looked for a corresponding surface in my surroundings. I filmed it and I’ve projected it to the outer world similar to stereotype projection.
tableau: me and my surrounding (175 x 160 cm, oil, canvas)