Peter Sloterdijk Portrait
I was recently commissioned to paint a portrait of Peter Sloterdijk, a contemporary German philosopher, in the "Cage" space of one of my earlier paintings of Michel Foucault. The title for this one, as of now, is "Poetics of Space", a phrase taken from Sloterdijk. I tried incorporating images and artwork that Sloterdijk uses in his writing - on the desk are scattered drawings that appear in his book "Bubbles" or "Spheres I" - the first installment of his magnum opus trilogy. The painting is an attempt to engage with Sloterdijk's concepts and make them visible and recognizable - but the painting was made to be interesting to someone who has never read him before as well.