谢曹闽 XIE CAOMIN
Portrait of an Unknown Hero,44x40" oil on canvas,2013
Group Photo2011#1_Comrades, oil on canvas
Group Photo2010, oil on canvas 72x96"
This group of paintings are based on close-up portrait and group photos. They are my interpretation of the conception and misconception of identity, collectiveness and other.
Face is a metaphysical landscape of human being, the domain set in between a figure’s individuality and his social persona.
Historical Pictures, oil on canvas, 2010
To twist the image is meant to escape from the face as the center of human being, and rediscover them from the painting’s surface.
Twisted and masked face causes randomness and chaos, which leads the figure escape from the trap of the identity politics to uncertainty, to the border of human and thing, which communicates the idea that a person is not composed of one, but many things. Human is not still within, but is random inside out.
Screaming, oil on canvas 11x9" 2013
"Significance is never without a white wall upon which it inscribes its signs and redundancies. Subjectification is never without a black hole in which it lodge its consciousness, passion and redundancies. Since all semiotics and mixed and strata come at least in twos, it should come as no surprise that a very special mechanism is situated at their intersection. Oddly enough, it is a face, the white wall/black hole system."
----Deleuze &Guattari, "Thousand Plateau"
Doppelganger, oil on canvas 56x70" 2013
A doppelganger is aparanormal double of living person.
Recent scientific experimentation has duplicated several doppelganger effects when electrical stimulation was applied to the left temporoparietal junction of the brain of a patient.
The temporoparietal junction (TPJ) is an area of the brain where the temporal and parietal lobes meet at the posterior end of the Sylvian fissure. This area is known to play a crucial role in self-other distinction processes and theory of mind, and damage to this area has been implicated in producing out-of-body experiences. OBEs may also be induled by electrically stimulating the TPJ. Electromagnetic disruptions of the TPJ have been shown to affect individuals' abilities to make moral decisions.
Group Photo #6 oil on canvas 72x96" 2011
Selfportrait with facial Makeup, oil on canvas 2010
Group Photo Series, Exhibition at the Other Gallery, Beijing, 2012