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kunming (china), august ‘11
i had a lot of trouble with this picture, i took last summer on my trip to china. to me it’s obvious that there’s some kind of a class-warfare. the poor vs. the rich. the kid aiming for the luxurious car, while the poor in the front bent over. but this is just too simple. it’s somewhat boring and too obvious. what makes this picture interesting to me, are the different layers. you have kind of a front-layer with the poor man, then, when you go deeper, the kid sticked on the windows, while the window is also a reflecting surface, as a mirror (if you have a close look, you might also discover myself). and there’s again deeper the showroom. so this opens up a huge new space for interpretation, i didnt see at first. art is not defined through the object itsself. you cannot classify one object as art and another not. art, as i see it, is a way of looking at things. since marcel duchamp’s fountain (and later beuys etc.) everything and everybody can perceived as art or an artist, it depends on the way you look at it!