Dirk Bell

Wolf Hamlet Madonna Elmex

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Wolf Hamlet Madonna Elmex
Dirk Bell
Wolf Hamlet Madonna Elmex
2006
Mixed media on canvas
230 x 140 cm
The pictures within the frame of Rabbit’s Moon, depicting posing figures, illustrations in books, and other less easily identifiable shapes, are on the same illusory plane as the skull, glass of wine, bottle and ashtray next to which they stand, and contain the same visually hallucinogenic power.

In the limb-plagued Wolf Hamlet Madonna Elmex, two figures, one holding the other, are set against a background full of multiple marks suggesting motion. The exact meaning of the work is as impenetrable as similarly gestural prehistoric cave paintings.

     
 


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