Clint Calleja’s (1983) recent artworks deal with the theme of collective and personal memory. Calleja is inspired by the recollection of past events, and how they shape us as a person and as a society. Memories can vary from fond ones to traumatic ones and remain imprinted in a scattered and blurry state in the consciousness. This state is reflected in the technique used in most of Calleja’s work, where various images are layered on top of each other, constantly manipulating them by erasing and adding more layers. This manipulation of layers is associated with the play of memories in our consciousness.
- Start date: December 6, 2021 9:25 pm
- End date: December 24, 2021 8:00 pm
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Published: October 31, 2021 7:52 pm
Modified: December 6, 2021 9:25 pm
Artist: Clint Calleja
Medium: Charcoal on Paper
Dimensions: 30cm x 42cm
This artwork is part of a series of works related to Calleja's childhood memories. It recalls the comet Hale Bopp which Calleja used to observe every day with his grandfather until the comet disappeared. It was from this period that Calleja started nourishing his interest in astronomy - an interest that he still maintains to this day.