Oh! When love is gone, where does it go?
at Heden, Den haag
Solo Exhibition / October 29 – December 10 , 2016

 

Fishing, 60 x 50 cm. Edition (20), print on Hahnemuhle paper, 2016
Fishing, 2016. Edition (20), print on Hahnemuhle paper, 60 x 50 cm

The title ‘Oh! When love is gone, where does it go?’ comes from a lyric from the band Arcade Fire and is about the myth of Orpheus and Eurydice. Orpheus may guide his beloved Eurydice out of the underworld, but on one condition: she must walk behind him and he must not look back at her. As they walk, his doubts grow: is she really still there? When his self-control finally collapses, he turns around and finds they were indeed together, but alas: just up to the moment he looked. In retrospect, ignorance was bliss.

 

Oh! when love is gone, where does it go? 50 x 70 cm x 2 (diptych ), oil on canvas and wooden frame, 2016
Oh! When love is gone, where does it go? no. 1 and no. 2, 2016. Oil on canvas and wooden frame, (2 x) 50 x 70 cm

The work of Micha Patiniott tries to point to that which you cannot see – according to him, one might find something very interesting between the moment of looking and not-looking. However, it is impossible to capture. You cannot reach it through any language, nor with any imagery. Paradoxically, Patiniott still makes paintings about this elusive ‘thing’. What is it, sitting there in the in-between? Is there really something there? And if so, where does it disappear to when you try to see it?

 

Untitled (green reverie), 2016
Untitled (green rising), 54.5 x 43 cm, oil on found printed cloth, collaged to foam, 2016

 

see of me's, 2016
Untitled (dark reverie), 46 x 38 cm, ink and oil on found printed cloth, collaged to foam, 2016

 

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Untitled (purple dissolve), 64 x 50 cm, oil on found printed cloth, collaged to foam, wooden frame, 2016

 

Untitled (orange cover), 60 x 51 cm, oil on found printed cloth, collaged to foam, 2016
Untitled (orange cover), 60 x 51 cm, oil on found printed cloth, collaged to foam, 2016

 

Does Sky Sleep?, 50 x 40 cm, wax, watercolor and oil on canvas, 2016
Does Sky Sleep?, 50 x 40 cm, wax, watercolor and oil on canvas, 2016

 

The inquiry no.2, 52 x 42 cm, oil on canvas, artist-made wooden frame, 2016
The inquiry no.2, 52 x 42 cm, oil on canvas, artist-made wooden frame, 2016

 

The inquiry no.1, 60 x 48 cm, oil on paper collaged on canvas, 2016
The inquiry no.1, 60 x 48 cm, oil on paper collaged on canvas, 2016

 

"Oh! When love is gone, where does it go?", Den Haag, 2016
“Oh! When love is gone, where does it go?”, Den Haag, 2016

 

The wait, 52 x 42 cm, oil and collaged paper and linnen on canvas, artist made wooden frame, 2016
The wait, 52 x 42 cm, oil and collaged paper and linnen on canvas, artist made wooden frame, 2016

 

Untitled (draw and dissolve)(/i>, 60 x 50 cm, oil on canvas, 2016
Untitled (draw and dissolve), 60 x 50 cm, oil on canvas, 2016