FAMILIA MEMORABILIS 2013
In the new series Familia Memorabilis
I challenge the viewer with a paradigm shift between past and present, offering an otherworldly experience of the photographic reality translated into mixed media paintings, which normally would be invisible to an audience.
My childhood family photos are a testament to the multitude experiences I lived and shared. My background, emotions, self-identity, aesthetic values and culture are influential elements; the psychological connection to the past, which it represents.
Mixed media on canvas, 81 x 122 cm
‘I pin photos of my life on the wall with the feeling of living those events for the first time. I am re-appropriating a past I didn’t really live through, as it all was; I could see it then as clear as now, only a series of events that I chose trying to escape.’
- Gretta Sarfaty, 2012-