Each work exists in two versions: a painting and a video. Both show the same content – the painting summarizes and is static , while the video is dynamic.
The video below shows a virtual exhibition with the Duo Paintings.
This work tries to have the spectator reflect on suicide. Who can adapt and who cannot adapt. The complete title of this work is: On the Origin of Butterflies By Means of Personal Selection or the Preservation of Phantoms in the Struggle for Death, obviously a reference to Charles Darwin's book published in 1859: On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life.
The video shows a railway crossing. The bell rings, the barriers close, we hear the sound of an oncoming train. A ghost glides over the path and hits the train in the crossing. When they collide the ghost releases butterflies, which fly away. The train and the ghost then disappear.
The theme is suicide: who can adapt and who cannot? (2005)
Upon careful study of the painting one sees a street and a city view, painted in layers that are full of erotic images, references and objects. The sound track of the video clarifies the double meaning of the title: it is conceived as a karaoke clip, but one moment the speaker's tone expresses irritation, the next moment it sounds excited.
The theme: sex has lost its intimacy and is now generally accepted in the public arena. (2004)
A ball rolls into the street, a car drives by, a child's shoe appears.
The theme: children's innocence. (2004)