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Metropolis alias Moloch. Kasia B. Turajczyk Muminek
A vision of a painting about cities, the gigantic and the smaller ones too, was on my mind for a long time. I adore big, bigger, gigantic cities – Moloch (the god, the machine – be free to make your own interpretation of the meaning of this word). I was born in a city of almost one million people; I have lived in a few capitals of the world. I have seen a lot of big cities. They have always fascinated me, those cities. When waiting at the bus stop or the tram stop, or just waiting for someone or something. When rambling for hours aimlessly and absorbing that “something” which determines «the uniqueness» of a particular city, I have listened to the anonymity and the emptiness of the hideous cacophony of the reverberation of the big body. I always wanted to observe the city from above, high above the houses, the tower blocks, the skyscrapers, the Gothic cathedrals, the towers, the people. Watching the city from space, from an invisible area like a Boltzmann Brain observing the Earth. Feeling the city, becoming the brain of the city; a dream of mine – it could be an astonishing experience.

I think that the giant cities, like nyc, la or Mexico City are an unhealthy phenomenon. They are more likely ill and degenerate bodies than healthy ones; but at the same time they are absolutely fascinating organisms. They are fascinating in the same way as a patient with an unknown but terminal disease. Everything is possible. Millions of potential viruses, germs, cancers, infections… . Is the immunological system strong enough to create antibodies to protect them from attacks by their own body tissues? Will the treatment be helpful or it will just damage the body more? Will the patient be saved by a miracle? There are no certain answers, only experimentation is possible.
I love big cities but at the same time I don’t have a good feeling about them. My city is a mystic and mythological Moloch but also a modern one; different when seen from above, different when seen from below, different inside, different outside. There is little connection between the top and the bottom; there is little connection between the dark and the light. There is only one thing that really connects the top and the bottom – the loneliness. The one thing that is common for all species is the loneliness, it doesn’t matter if you are at the top or on the bottom, the loneliness is everywhere, omnipotent, especially in the cities. The big cities are a synonym for loneliness and nothing more.

While at the top of k2, we are also lonely but in a different way; the loneliness in nature is more ‘normal’, eventually we are a part of nature, too. It is more an emptiness in the Buddhist sense. This is something that we can try to understand, it is more cheerful than painful. The loneliness between the 10 million others, locked in a labyrinth of bewitched abnormalities, is cruel, absurd, unbearable, and paradoxical. The sense of our existence is determined by the sense of the senselessness of that existence. Vive la merde!

To make this painting I used the best quality acrylic paint, dried herbs, rice seeds and couscous seeds. Only three colours have been used: black, orange and vermilion.
Metropolis alias Moloch
Art by Independent Artists,  Paintings,  Acrylic
Author: Kasia B. Turajczyk
70 x  70 cm  /   27.6 x  27.6 in
Weight 1 kg   /  2.2 lbs
Themes: Abstract  /   Origin: Europe  /   Genre: Symbolism  /   Characteristic: Series  /   Authenticity / Provenance: Sold by the Artist  /   Artists types: Professional artists  /   Mounting: On Canvas  /   Period: Contemporary  /  
Posted: july 8, 2010 / Modified: july 12, 2010
Copyright Muminek

, August 19
Je vous invite dans un monde normal, serein et doux… Qui veut le voir!
Recklinganne , June 20
Metropolis alias Moloch
1,800 €  1,278 £  2,052 $ 
Available for sale
Artist Painter 
Tremail, United Kingdom
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