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Purgatory, 2019

Painting

Oil on Canvas

48.00 x 48.00 in

121.9 x 121.9 cm

Unique Work

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$6,750
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About The Work

This painting is the artist's rendering of Purgatory. Some faces are barely visible through the murky atmosphere, their expressions are frightened, yelling into the void. The closer one looks, the more faces come into view. Hundreds of tiny black, blue and pink faces compose the background of this painting. Purgatory started Werner's technical approach of corroding very detailed paintings. After the last layer had dried, he attacked the canvas fiercely with turpentine and color baths.

"There is something very satisfying in destroying an elaborate, pleasantly appealing work, that took ages to do, risking its destruction in an unpredictable process. The goal was to a different type of beauty, a twisted, tainted one. This final painting shows lost souls, mutilated, rotting in a dark, undefined space. That space is Purgatory. A place that doesn’t hurt like the flames of Hell, but is lonely and foul."

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