STREET LIFE

Petra Polli, BISSIG
BISSIG
acrylic on canvas
120x130 cm
Petra Polli, GOING
GOING
acrylic on canvas
120x130 cm
Petra Polli, SCHNÜRLREGEN
SCHNÜRLREGEN
acrylic on canvas
120x130 cm
Petra Polli, LICHTUNG
LICHTUNG
acrylic on canvas
100x145 cm
Petra Polli, MOPS
MOPS
acrylic on canvas
80x115 cm
Petra Polli, PARCOUR
PARCOUR
acrylic on canvas
100x70 cm
Petra Polli, SCHATTENMANN
SCHATTENMANN
acrylic on canvas
30x40 cm

There are moments that are as ordinary as waiting in front of a red light and yet they remain in our memory - a banal image occupies valuable memory space in our brain. Inconspicuous scenes, existing only for a moment, can carry an irritation that we don't even want to notice at first glance. In photographic theory, Roland Barthes' concept of punctum describes precisely this phenomenon of those images that we do not filter out, but rather put into our imaginary archive. Petra Polli places precisely these images at the center of her artistic investigation. We move through a city, perceive images that immediately fade away until they have completely disappeared in a short time. One or the other detail, however, sticks to us, becomes part of our memory. Petra Polli's works reflect in an impressive way how content and artistic technique can be mutually dependent, how one is able to reflect the other.

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