Gilded Archeological Dig frame with Utu and possible next steps for my art

With most of the smaller stuff I have made since 2017, I have tried to play with influences from the last couple of centuries – but with this frame I tried to play with something found in the earth. The print in the center makes it look kinda new, that is true – but I would like to research ways to change that as well.

Maybe a painting with laser print image transfer on a painting  could be the next step instead of fancy matte prints. Maybe I should work with concrete or a more stone like material – and connect everything using thick iron wire, 3mm or so. And it will be rusty or blackened, no need to ask. 

Why would I want that? And why would I also make sure everybody can see it is not from the past? In popular culture, we always go towards a glorious future with the progression of time – but it does not need to be. Archeology/history has shown that this is most most definitely not the case. And with climate change and all, we might not come out on top.

For me these artworks are ‘proof’ of a continued human presence – even without the technology of today. Or maybe this presence is not human, but another animal that learns how to use tools and develops their brain. There are people who have pointed out that other monkeys/primates have entered a development that we could call ‘the stone age.’

My name is YuriGoul, I am not a politician – I am an artist. I live and work in Berlin (DE) and the subject matter of my art is time.

Materials: Fiber composite material, print, paint,
Print: Photolux Professional Matte 230 
Dimensions: 60 x 60 cm

Hourglass Ceiling Ornament (2015/2019)

This one has been underway for a long time, never could find the right images for it. Now it has ‘The eye of god’ in the center. A lot of painted ceiling ornaments have an eye of god of some sorts in it – so that is only fitting.

Materials: Fiber composite material, print, paint, rusty screws
Print: Litho archive Matte / Photolux Professional Matte 230 
Dimensions: 105×115 cm

Hasenheide mirrored, aka ‘Breasts in Space’ (2019)

I am also using this as part of a Triptych with a story about the Berlin wall. This pretty much represents the entrance to the west, but with more garbage and more smoke. It is a proposal. I hope I get selected, I would like to do a large work again – the second version of ‘The Benediction Of Saint Stefan the Drunk’ was about the last one, in 2016.

For the story about the title, follow the link.

Materials: Fiber composite material, print, paint
Print: Litho archive Matte / Photolux Professional Matte 230 
Dimensions 30×40 cm

Anatomy II in gold frame

Another one in the Anatomy series. It is also part of another artwork that I will be posting here soon. It was bought by someone who joked about ‘Breasts in Space.’

Well, then. Here ye go: spread among the stars, show the cold comet dust this pinnacle of glowing human warmth. This is what we give you as reward for all the stardust we are made of.

Materials: Fiber composite material, print, paint, patina wax
Print: Photolux Professional Matte 230 
Dimensions 50×50 cm