It is entitled “Paintings from an alternative position in time” and is the latest work in order of time made by Octobrium. The artist in fact takes the old masterpieces of famous artists such as Antonello Da Messina, Botticelli, Jan Gossaert and many others, breaking down their old paintings to create new ones.
Paintings are a snapshot in time. A fleeting instance. The artist presents the viewer with a carefully choreographed static composition, where a message is conveyed visually, though the medium of paint.
This first series focuses on five artists, the process of creating the work begins by selecting an image from a painting to form the basis of the new artwork. Then the perspective framework of the composition is temporarily reconstructed, not distorting the original work but adapting to it.
The content and appearance of the resulting modified “painting” are the subjects of careful consideration by Octobrium. The artist’s ultimate goal in changing the setting or subjects is to emulate the character and mood of the original painting, seeking to create some sort of connection to the original painting.
Here are the first results of the “Paintings from an alternative position in time” series.