represent identity and tribal pride. People everywhere gather
around their flag, and are willing to die for it. Unfortunately,
they are also ready to kill for it. Thus, it becomes a generator
of nationalism, hate and separation between individuals and
In reaction to these negative sentiments, my work is about
canceling differences and removing barriers.
This is done by eliminating a significant factor of flags
- their colors.
of Colors includes:
1) 36 B/W drawings, two flags on each.
Size: 34 x 48cm (W x H)
2) 9 B/W drawings ("color key")
Size: 29 x 34cm (W x H)
3) A video loop based on documentary footage
dealing with destruction of flags in different parts
of the world since 1989.
- 1. the sensation resulting from stimulation of the retina of the
eye by light waves of certain length 3. any coloring matter; dye;
pigment; paint; 7. The color of the skin of a negro or other person's
skin 9. a) a flag or banner of a country, regiment, etc. b) the armed
forces of a a country, symbolized by the flags 10. the side that a
person is on; position or opinion.
(extract from: Webster's New World Dictionary)
Atlas Gallery in Lodz, Poland, 2006