Painted ceramics and porcelain objects from different cultural backgrounds have inspired some of my recent paintings.
I manipulate their design through recreating, fusing, simplifying and purifying their ornamental patterns. As a result, the longstanding objects are removed from their familiar cultural context; embodying new artistic and ethnic references. I offer them an independent identity by painting them in unrealistically massive sizes which take them out of their original decorative existence.
Frontal view to the large empty objects of minimalist decoration challenges their traditional symbolic image in novel ways. One wonders if they still carry any part of their original cultural subtext or they just exhibit their emptiness and offer nothing.