Patricia Smits, Visual artist - www.patriciasmits.com
(video)-Installations, (light)sculptures, mixed artworks, photographs.
Patricia Smits explores fragments of images out of our daily world in her visual work. With the fragments she develops new compositions and with these she creates space in which (other) constructions can evolve or transform. This allows her to create new environments. In these surroundings other precepts apply, this way the current precepts are tested.
Smits feels a desire for freedom and harmony regarding thoughts and actions, in which equality and consciousness are priorities. The image can stand on its own, or it can give the place in which it is situated a different meaning. Doubting existing things is a part of the content of her work; ‘nothing is the self-evident truth.’ These actions are necessary to enable us to question the structure (or hierarchy) in order to get to the complexity of it.
The initial idea of “Bypass” emerged when I noticed that I am always trying to create a new way, ‘‘a bypass’’, to deal with our cultural and social worlds in relation to (in)equivalence. By creating bypass artworks I can introduce different forms of thinking and constructions to the viewer. I need it to put daily life into perspective.
This painting can be positioned in any way; (which fits best in the environment, see example photo's) - http://patriciasmits.com/portfolio/bypass-patricia-smits/
Transeunt – Digital Photograph.
My visual research In this photograph; When is a human being equivalent to it’s surroundings?
30x40cm - My digital photographs are unedited.
Transeunt – Digital Photograph. 2016.
My digital photographs are unedited.
Foto art-print (mat) 30x40 cm (incl frame)