Photo-transfer and Watercolour on wall
138 x 224 cm
Jaspal Birdi, 2019
Reflecting on diverse systemic barriers, limits, and faults, my “artificial” frescoes began as a personal response to an inevitable collapse. Inspired by the ordinary window like views depicted in Pompeian frescoes—now degraded, some restored—their surfaces represent the natural fall of society and the cycle of collapse. Often viewed negatively for the loss of a past life, a collapse is however the turning point for innovation. The moment to re-evaluate, re-organize and transform.

The site-specific image—a brick wall—over the course of this exhibition was intervened by natural micro elements which grow, decompose, heal, and transform our outdoor environments. 
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