hybryds

hybryds

Dark images from a paganistic past. A world of dreams, myths, rituals and ancient knowledge. The viewer gets submerged in a hyper realistic world . The nightmares from one person can be the sweet wishful dreams of another. The models are the witches of our times, they look and decide themselves how they will appear in front of the camera. The artist is nothing but the translator, the interpretator, the chronicler. So they become on the digital canvas, a reaction against the monotheistic culture. The works have an almost alchemistic character. The female forces from the paganistic culture are central in the work. After the first visual shock, a fascination comes into existence. The themes are dark and disquieting. They are full of contradictions, decay, decline and beauty, chaos and creation, pain and pleasure. One needs contradictions to compare , to weigh. You can only know and understand beauty if you also know ugliness. The present male monotheistic culture gets confronted with its female counterpart, out of a far past: Paganism, the culture where fertility, women, magic and dreams are centralized. In a first superficial view, the viewer gets attracted to the cliché of female nudes, afterwards he gets submerged into an atavistic universe.The woman becomes an archetype; de seducer, the demon, the girl, the whore, the slave, the mistress, the priest, the mother... She finds her power in centuries old rituals. Everything she is standing for in this culture she will destroy and accentuate. Some viewers will find it shocking and confusing, others will find it fascinating. On the paper, the centuries old contradictions become truth.

All works by hybryds (127 pictures)

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