Writings and assisting words for the paintings:
Photography and the Sporty
Oilpaint and charcoal on linen
A photograph, a snapshot and a picture without context in time.
There has been a context once, when the photograph was taken. But during the process of becoming a photograph the context of time is lost producing a snapshot, a disconnected moment.
Fear of this fact will produce some kind of explanatory text to assist the photograph to conceal the lost context of time. That is why photographs in newspapers always are assisted with words. Words to hide the loss of time.
This behaviour exposes a fear of viewing snapshots in out-of-time context. This ambiguous reality within photography I expose with its sibling painting. The gap in time which constitutes photography deliveres an ambivalence. Is this taboo behaviour or is it simply aloud in the sporting field?
Have I seen a crime or do I see a winner?
Like the imaginary and make-believe tennis-game in the end of Antonionis film "Blow-up".
What is real, what has happened?
A game with gap in time, a game without a ball to explain.