I am fascinated with the notion of art as part of a wider belief system – religious, national, ideological; as the holder of meaning or truth to be internalized by the viewer.

 

I work with political charged images – reimagining them in their supposedly "originary" artistic language. Although severed from what gave it its currency, this language still reverberates through the images, giving them a hold on contemporary consciousness. Drawing on tactics of psychological warfare and overidentification, my works are of course fictitious and inevitably "off", yet still persuasive, playing off of and questioning our desire to trust in art.

 

© 2015 Maya Shimony