Monotypes with linocut collage. Black and white Linocuts.
"I see - I hear - I Speak" and "Hearing", "Seeing", "Speaking"
This is my antithesis to the traditional 'hear nothing-see nothing-say nothing' monkeys. ( Sten. 2013. 4 Linocuts on Mulberry paper. 12 x 20 cm. Edition: 10. Own Print)
"Shattered Matrix" is a further development of this theme, an exploration of the mass confusion of new media communication with its, apparent, freedom of expression and global reach. Is this freedom real or a mere illusion? Are we shattering the socio-political-spiritual Matrix with accelerated 'hearing-seeing-speaking? If so, what is forming in its place? Is our input actively shaping new realities, or are we just passive players, serving as the 'gun fodder' of the social media/internet revolution and the commercial interests of its dominating corporations? "Shattered Matrix" does not seek to analyze problems or offer solutions - but to portray our state of flux and dynamic dissolution. (Sten. 2013.12 Mixed Media over Monotype on Mulberry paper. 40 x 40 cm. Own Print.)