Bad seeds

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Ana Schmidt

Bad seeds

162 x 115 cms | 63 3/4 x 45 1/4 ins
acrylic on canvas

I paint dirty landscapes, artificial landscapes, with traces of time and of the people who inhabited or walked through them: crumbling pavements, broken walls, graffiti-tags.. - places that have outlived their original purpose, leaving only remains of human activity. I use the urban landscape to suggest human presence and intervention. Man´s imprint is more than apparent in Bad Seed´s composition, because it depicts the nature of humankind´s existence as expressed in forms of urban development, usage and wear. The location is nondescript, a modern city where all we see are sections of power lines, factories, fences, walls.. In the middle of this almost abandoned space a small plant, a seemingly surreal subject, emerges eerily between the wall´s cracks and a puddle: a Bad Seed or a glimpse of hope?