Nir Segal

Untitled, 2008
wood and oil on canvas, 450 x 170 x 440cm


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Returning to figurative painting, I introduced animals and plants posed in various landscapes. The palette has become less realistic and more absurd. A humoristic, at times sexual, narrative has been introduced into my work. One example is the use of phallic shapes as erecting rocks in the landscape. Writing about these works is difficult, because the process of making them is still fresh, and the uncertainties that happen during their making are at the forefront of my mind. the struggle to understand the choices of images in my work has created a new strand of work which question the image in the relation of making. I put doubt in the importance of the image to understand the most basic elements which I am interested in my paintings.