Lars Physant presents the latest outcome of his research within "pure" painting based on realism and naturalism and its possibilities of innnovation in the 21st century.
Lars Physant is not limited to providing one expression. He has developed a style where his paintings appear to the eye as an ingenious composition of fragments, which contains a study of visual experience.
The project focuses among other subjects on experimenting with the capacity of a simultaneous perception by painting on fragmented relief structures made of wood covered with canvas. "An investigation of perception itself" has been said of this concept. "Unified divided reality"; "To turn the seeing subject into the object" and "The sense of seeing" are expressions used by the artist himself.
It is possible to see this way of working like a painterly parallel to what Peter Greenaway is doing within the framework of film and video installation: To ask the spectator to accept a simultaneous perception of many sequences within the same visual field. The viewer actually has to accept a fragmented surface of the perceived object as a "natural" cultural condition just as valid as, for instance, a traditional rectangular or square painting on a canvas on a standard blindframe.
One of the direct consequences of this approach to the concept of painting is, for instance, giving special importance to the physical, scientific idea of entropy; which means how to distribute and how to transmit energy – within the creative process as well as in the phase of perception.
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