la ricerca

quando la ricerca non porta a nulla

la ricerca #23

la ricerca #23 - detail

In the summer of 2017 I felt very lost. I started re-reading “La Divina Commedia” by Dante, because I knew the story gave the same expression as my experience at the time.

The concept of “loosing and searching” was important for this work, as they were the feelings I had when I started out creating them. I divided “Inferno” in 23 parts, and made 3 drawings accompanying each part. Each of the three pieces was always a specific approach to abstractly translate my experience and the story into a chapter without text, as a mean to rediscover what I wanted to make.

Dilum Coppens is a Belgian artist, investigating the creation of "meaning" through mythologyical references. His practice consits of different media, ranging from painting and drawing to video and performance. Most often, his creations come together in total-installations with painterly touches.