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Volker Blumkowski

Attention.
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Volker Blumkowski

Attention! / Attention., 2017

Mixed media on handmade paper
73,8 × 48 cm

signed and dated
(BLUMKV/M 59)

€ 7.600
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In the picture "Attention!" from 2017, one sees a cut through a mound of earth in which birds have dug nests or holes or have found them in which they have entrenched themselves. The shovel that has been set down leaves no doubt that the two people who are just about to explore two larger holes were at work. However, there is no indication that the plates, which like license plates at crime scenes cause additional irritation, came from them or have been in place for some time. The scene is surreal: for one thing, the birds on the hilltop are too large compared to the men crawling into the hollows behind them, making the perspective spatiality absurd. On the other hand, the aerial roots don't really make sense; they look like cables running through the ground. As little as one can make sense of what is happening, the title urges caution - because one thing is obvious here: safety is nowhere.
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