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84x64 cm | Filler, oak panel

I made two imprints of my rear end to express my contempt for weapons, militarism and war. It is also a pledge for non-violence. If there were no soldiers, there would be no war. To simply sit down may be the most forceful weapon.

In times of turbulence, the willingness to take up arms grows for states and individuals both. It frightens me. It is easy to be a pacifist in peacetime, but it is even more important to stand up against violence as a solution to conflict when it is presented as the only option. Propaganda seeps into private and public conversations. This work is not a call for surrender but an exploration of the possibility of denouncing the ideological conditions for war, refusing to cooperate in its activation and avoiding being controlled by power. To not act is sometimes an act in itself.

Materials used:

Filler (coarse and fine) in oak frame

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#418 End To War (2022)
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by Johan Söderström

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84x64 cm | Filler, oak panel

I made two imprints of my rear end to express my contempt for weapons, militarism and war. It is also a pledge for non-violence. If there were no soldiers, there would be no war. To simply sit down may be the most forceful weapon.

In times of turbulence, the willingness to take up arms grows for states and individuals both. It frightens me. It is easy to be a pacifist in peacetime, but it is even more important to stand up against violence as a solution to conflict when it is presented as the only option. Propaganda seeps into private and public conversations. This work is not a call for surrender but an exploration of the possibility of denouncing the ideological conditions for war, refusing to cooperate in its activation and avoiding being controlled by power. To not act is sometimes an act in itself.

Materials used:

Filler (coarse and fine) in oak frame

Tags:
#abstract #painting #minimalism #filler #oak frame 
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