Bandaged Foot, 1994

Basel 2015
gb agency
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Roman Ondák Bandaged Foot, 1994 Laser print and acrylic paint on paper, cut-out openings 27,5 x 38 cm Unique piece This series of works is based on medical textbooks, the artist selected and framed individual illustrations, showing sets of hands caring for others. Working from enlarged and pixelated prints on paper, he drew onto each gesture a circle in India ink. Ondák is partial to the idea of humanist transmission, from one person to the next via simple action. The textbook transfers knowledge and the drawings transform that knowledge by finding its poetic equivalent. The drawings reframe an action and the act of layering on the black circle reveals other more abstract layers.