SPACE B
HE THINKS THIS HOUSE IS A TOMB
ALAN IBELL

He Thinks This House Is A Tomb focuses on the dialogue between the object and its environment. Here the body is a vessel, a container for memory in perpetual movement. The works address notions of connectivity and question the ways in which we identify with both our physical environment and the psychological world of memory and perception.
The paintings deal with the search for absolutes in an absurd world, forming narratives that explore the dialogue between religion, spirituality and superstition, and the bearing these ideas have in contemporary society. The solitary figures are situated within sparse, empty settings alluding to a dream space that is beholden only to the realm of human thought. Their ongoing search is met with silence and the hopelessness of their actions is amplified by the harsh emptiness of the surroundings.

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