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GEO­LOG­I­CAL PAINTINGS

soil sam­ples from dif­fer­ent loca­tions on the Absheron Penin­su­la on wood­en boards, 57x75 cm each, 2017

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Soil sam­ples col­lect­ed from dif­fer­ent sites on the Absheron Penin­su­la that are con­nect­ed to oil, it’s extrac­tion, pro­cess­ing and the wealth gen­er­at­ed there­of form the basis of this work cycle. By remov­ing the soil from its site of ori­gin and by apply­ing it onto wood­en boards it becomes the resource for an aleato­ry paint­ing process. The result­ing “Geo­log­i­cal Paint­ings” form an abstract map con­sist­ing of mul­ti­ple plates that are not meant to be rep­re­sen­ta­tions or depic­tions of the ter­ri­to­ry but rather phys­i­cal translo­ca­tions con­tain­ing hints of the region’s treat­ment of the ground and its mythol­o­gy. Upon a clos­er look, traces of human pres­ence and frag­ments of poten­tial sto­ries con­tained in this raw land­scape mate­r­i­al become visible.

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exhi­bi­tion view, Yarat Con­tem­po­rary Art Spcae, Artim, 2017
exhi­bi­tion view, Yarat Con­tem­po­rary Art Spcae, Artim, 2017
GEO­LOG­I­CAL PAINT­INGS, Arty­om Island,
Lat­i­tude: 40.475511, Lon­gi­tude: 50.313606, 2017
GEO­LOG­I­CAL PAINT­INGS, Bal­ax­ani,
Lat­i­tude: 40.461657, Lon­gi­tude: 49.932202, 2017
GEO­LOG­I­CAL PAINT­INGS, Bibi-Hey­bat,
Lat­i­tude: 40.333084, Lon­gi­tude: 49.827849, 2017
GEO­LOG­I­CAL PAINT­INGS, Duben­di Beach,
Lat­i­tude: 40.424629, Lon­gi­tude: 50.296141, 2017
GEO­LOG­I­CAL PAINT­INGS, Emin Beach,
Lat­i­tude: 40.367557, Lon­gi­tude: 50.126469, 2017
GEO­LOG­I­CAL PAINT­INGS, Hövsan,
Lat­i­tude: 40.353755, Lon­gi­tude: 50.029174, 2017
GEO­LOG­I­CAL PAINT­INGS, Sixov Cimer­liyi,
Lat­i­tude: 40.300273, Lon­gi­tude: 49.772265, 2017
GEO­LOG­I­CAL PAINT­INGS, Sumqay­it,
Lat­i­tude: 40.613506, Lon­gi­tude: 49.610471, 2017
GEO­LOG­I­CAL PAINT­INGS, Surax­ani,
Lat­i­tude: 40.414896, Lon­gi­tude: 50.009852, 2017
GEO­LOG­I­CAL PAINT­INGS, White City,
Lat­i­tude: 40.388399, Lon­gi­tude: 49.890876, 2017
GEO­LOG­I­CAL PAINT­INGS, Xazar Islands,
Lat­i­tude: 40.253289, Lon­gi­tude: 49.625547, 2017
GEO­LOG­I­CAL PAINT­INGS, Xirdalan,
Lat­i­tude: 40.465661, Lon­gi­tude: 49.791164, 2017
GEO­LOG­I­CAL PAINT­INGS, Zabrat,
Lat­i­tude: 40.467085, Lon­gi­tude: 49.948617, 2017
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