IMPLOSION, ESSENCE OF A MEMORY

Amsterdam, Netherlands. 2014

Installation for AmsterdaDNA: Streetart, during “Museum night” at “Amsterdam Museum”. Curated by Streetart.nl

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For this occasion Skount worked together with The Visual Brothers to create this installation, mixing architecture, geometrical forms, light and painting. 

This installation represents a break into subjective "Dutch" memories, which may or may be, some of the characteristics that determine the nature of an “entity”, on constantly nutrition. As inspiration Skount used symbols, forms and artworks of the old (Dutch) masters. “The Starry Night” (1889) of Van Gogh, Rembrandt’s “Jewish bride (approx. 1665-1669),  “The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp” (1632) and “The peddler” of Hieronymus Bosch (approx. 1500) who are part of the collective memory, and he reinterpret through a kaleidoscopic vision in fragments, to reflect the essence of this “entity “multiple variables such as the receiver and generator.

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ARTWORKS

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Airborne: Symbol of a meditative state and imaginary generated by the different stages and transitions.

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Norns: conified as three Plague doctors representing the large suffered tragedies of Amsterdam: The fire, water flood and plague. And despite this the destiny continues.

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Delicate Passion: Piece inspired by the artwork of Rembrandt, “The Jewish Bride”. SKount only focused on the position of the hands as a symbol of love, passion, understanding and protection of an anonymous form that determines the significance of a relationship.

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The anonymous traveler : Inspired by “The Peddler” by Hieronymus Bosch, In this case Skount reinterpreted here as a anonymous traveler as a symbol of a person who travels somewhere, leaving part of his essence in the place that he visits, and for a period of time draws part of that place, for it there are parts of the painting appearing only outlined as a symbol of constant change.

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Knowledge / Nutrition : Inspired by a possible personal idea about the painting “The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp” by Rembrandt. To Skount this artwork shows that all of what was by then the movement in the world of knowledge, learning and wisdom. So in this reinterpretation the caretakers are illustrated faceless and instead shows what provides the study. Only the corpse appears with face and eviscerated heart as a symbol of loss and death over.

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Nocturne: Inspired by “The Starry Night” by Van Gogh and what this work represents. Night metaphoric image like delirium and inspiration.

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Color Vision: Inspired by the drawing of the “Eye” of MC Escher, where in the pupil can appreciate the Death.  Skount collect and decontextualize the image illustrating a flower in the pupil as a symbol of flowering at the experience.

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