Visual artist Airco Caravan is not afraid of crossing the line. Using mass media images and political issues as her starting point, she questions our awareness and convictions about the boundaries that separate desire and fear, taboo and the trivial, love and hate, life and death. Airco Caravan’s work echoes the tradition of post-Warholian pop art and pop iconography. Inspired by artists like Ed Ruscha and Wilhelm Sasnal, and using painting, mixed media,photography, screen printing, sculpture and installation, she creates conceptual and colourful iconic works, at times humorous and light-hearted, but also intriguing and provocative.
At This Art Fair an installation and several new artworks will be shown. For example Sole Survivor, one of a new series of larger paintings. A person experienced the nightmare of a plane crash. What does that do to a human being? Was he or she lucky, a chosen one? Or is it just bad luck or fate? Is there survivor’s guild? How to continue life without your loved ones and with newshawks all over the place? It’s sad and lonesome, but the image also brings comfort and shows hope and power. The survivor is seen on the back, in life-size, and against a plain blue background, to emphasize the loneliness and the transitional state. Airco Caravan has met the sole survivor in person and did an interview. The painting, though, will stay unnamed, in its symbolic meaning.www.aircocaravan.com