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Halinka Orszulok

Title
Wreck
Medium
oil on canvas
Dimensions
75.5 x 105 cm
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Taking photographs for new work, I stumbled upon the aftermath of a joyride. The stillness of the burnt-out wreckage and the abstract patterns of the ‘circle work’ told a story of intense energy and emotion that had been and passed; the skate park and adjoining car park a stage for this performance. This destructive, dangerous act expresses a refusal to conform to society’s expectations, driven by anger, boredom or some other displaced energy. Although I don’t condone such activity, I couldn’t help but be impressed by the intense expression of life force concentrated there in the wreckage.

- Halinka Orszulok, 2014