Ossuary – Zachari Logan & Hubert Hasler
Zachari Logan introducing Hubert Hasler
Vanitas, Beauty, Death, Blooming, Growing
Ossuary is a confrontation between different artists and medias.
The installations tries to visualize both story lines, which represent the duality of human existence, relentlessly marching onward toward decay, shaped by the recognition of what life is and the knowledge of inevitable disappearance.
Ossuary, a contemporary transformation of STILL-LIFE, is a confrontation between different artists and medias.
The still-life installation is a clever take on the morbid, often vanitas-loden visual syntax typical of European still-life painting, a coded vocabulary that rendered fresh flowers, death deer, raw meat, skeletons of flowers as emblems of death. The motif of still-life has undergone a zeitgeist resurgence in the 21st century.
The fragility of life is a potent subcategory within this wider trend, with burning social-political actuality.
Pictures of the Exhibition
The mending bone traces healing
beneath the sinew; re-rooted
in the dirt of oscillation.
The plant-based imagery in this exhibition suggests narrative, material and metaphorical allusions to an absent-body. References to human knowledge of the natural world through botanical illustration are reinterpreted, often surrealistically in form and content, employing a visual disruption of the purpose that this type of knowledge originally held. The uprooted or cut-flowers stand-in for bodies in part or in full, similarly to the way human remains might in an actual ossuary, as a decorative reminder of our own mortality.
capreoluscapreolus#2 by Hubert Hasler