Peter Parnes - [American Pop]
There is maybe a sense of other times in this work, within the present tense transmitted to the screen, the starting point for American Pop is the corner, 'the boundary between interior and exterior', between indoors and outdoors, between Private and American, that is the transformations and the invented narratives through thousands of repetitive images; images are exactly truthful representations of what they record, the strangeness they represent is all carefully setup before the shot is taken; the resulting images present abstract forms merging with a visceral landscape, simultaneously appearing to be drawn from such traditions as Islamic ornamentalism or the Ecole de Paris and a futuristic, space-age biomorphicism; the use of texts or single words to engage the viewer, at the same time the work represents the ultimate symbol of the cycle of life. The typewriters may cover several references to connected meanings, events, experiences, but the correlation of the whole group of leather boots generates the actual inter-relation of fragmented realities, this poetic work is exemplary of Peter Parnes eye for detail; through this, it relaxes our impulse for a historically conditioned static viewing of this abstract work. This reflection evokes multiple aspects about our physical and mental condition. At the same time the work represents the ultimate symbol of the cycle of life.