About the exhibition

Explosion- a discovery is an exhibition that ventures on a bold task to fix and analyse an elusive moment in the disegno. This blog is used as an virtual working journal making it possible to show work in progress.

Nov 26, 2015

Sneak peak studio progress


Jul 8, 2015

Why the SUN is an inverted EYE


Finally it is framed and ready for shipping. 
Thanks to Art Wave, Hamburg for the beautiful framing!

Nov 28, 2014

Jul 18, 2014

Studio Opening 2.8.2014



Mar 19, 2014

Colersurvey completed





Aug 22, 2012

 ...ein Schritt vor, zwei zurück...



some painful mistakes




Dec 20, 2010

step by step

Nov 14, 2010

The upcoming exhibition tries to approach explosions on an abstract level, comparing them with other phenomena like sunrays, the vanishing point, or our perception of space and time. Underlying principles, parallels and similarities help to understand what seems to be the exact opposite on first glance.  An explosion is the creator of space and time and therefore the exact opposite of eternity. Life


Excerpt from Harry Mullish:
The Discovery of heaven

“Perspective was discovered in the fifteenth century. Up till then God had always fitted very naturally into the space of a painting, a Madonna and child for example, but that space itself was unnatural. He simply sat on a throne in the blue sky, above the Madonna, with some circles and stars around him: or on the left you had St.Dionysius wearing an elegant mitre in a dungeon and on the right later after his head had been chopped off, and in the center Christ, naked on the cross hundreds of years earlier, surrounded by the twelve apostles in bishop’s robes: all of that quite naturally in one impossible space at one impossible moment.
But with the discovery of central perspective, natural space and natural time were defined. Someone on a chair in the sky would fall down, and things that followed each other could not happen simultaneously. So that was the beginning of the end of eternity.

(...) but modern art has abandoned perspective again. (...)Take Picasso. With him you don’t see any nonsimultaneous happenings, like in medieval paintings, but you do see spacial impossibilities, like the front and side of a face at the same time, and in the theory of relativity you find all those temporal and spatial oddities in scientific form.”

Jan 23, 2010

Dec 20, 2009

Our expectation of color chart 4/18 - chalk on paper 30/60cm



Please do the survey of color:
Q1: Your gender 
Q2: What is your first impression thinking about explosions
Q3: What color(s) is the foreground of the impression
Q4:Which color(s) is the background of the impression

Dec 12, 2009

Dec 1, 2009

You as a void


*Disegno


* Disegno


Oct 26, 2009

Our expectation of color


Oct 20, 2009

Oct 16, 2009

I have to look at the sun / invisible explosion





I have to look at the sun when it comes out. I have to. I stare at it until my eyes ache, until my retinas burn. Then I’ll look into the middle distance and for a while I can still see the sun blazing right in front of me, following me as I turn my head. Only I can see it. It disappears but I stay for a while and think about what I’ve just seen. You have to do this during the dark times. The sun is beautiful. Clouds are often quick to cover and you may not get to see it again for days, even weeks. But you’ve got to remember what you felt when you saw it. How you rushed to catch it and you must never let go.


text © by Owen Skleton



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