The latest exhibition 'TEARS ON FIRE' by Patrick Selinger has - again - a power of unity and simplicity. One subject: a universal unease. One choice of material: matches glued on black paper and sparingly animated with acrylic marker. One style: highly linear. The images are sharp, clear, white on black and can be captured immediately.
The choice of matches as material does not seem very academic. Patrick Selinger likes to work with materials that do not seem very suitable for 'big' art. Matches are light, fragile and somewhat banal. But with this fragile and poor material, he holds up a mirror to our world.
Exhibition 'TEARS ON FIRE' from 3.10.2019 until 27.10.2019 at NATIONAL 55 Art Gallery.