Classical / urban / contemporary / illustrative / abstract: these are just a few genres which enrich the painters strong eclectic heritage, but their artworks truly break the preexisting opinions and prejudice. Their paintings speak in moods and atmospheres. This unfolds in different dimensions; inwards as well as outwards. Physically Babylone is fragmented into parcels of earthy rocks floating in space above the threatening chaos. Atmospherically the imagery triggers a palpable impulse: prankish, vicious, violent, gentle, virulent, relaxed, open, creative. Captivated by colour and texture, one enters into the ecstasy of constant interaction with the object – the painting. The works of art, therefore, excite and stimulate the body and mind.
Disturbing and fascinating at the same time, the works call for questioning:
– How do you start, but more importantly, at what point do you stop?
– To what extent have all the layers that have disappeared influenced the visible part of the final result?
– Do we all see the same colours and associations, and do they evoke the same things in everyone?
– But most importantly, will Babylone fall?
The keys for saving the future are offered in Julien Colombier and Ludovilk Myers’ paintings, through a subtle interplay of „mise en abîme“. You just need to observe the oeuvre of Straight Outta Babolyne close enough.
Tania Di Brita & Bob Fourniret