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 taking its place?
Is our input actively shaping new realities, or are we just passive players, serving as the 'gun fodder' of the social media 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.