„Champagne” by PAF hides it’s secret behind coatings. It involves the viewer into a game, who is forced to move between visible and undercover. The picture imperously expects from us the reconstruction of everything, that is obscured by the painter. On „Champagne” this tendency materializes through the figure.We don’t know about the hand reaching from the background, wheter a body belongs to it, or not. This scepticism creates the game with the artwork. We are not able to accept the fact, that the spectacle given by the picture is not, what we really supposed to see.
Champagne in the title of the painting is the attachment and symbol of celebration. On the picture the hand, holding the glass fitfully, is the focus of the artwork, since it’s the zero point of the red gesture, which overarches the whole painting.
PAF’s glass is empty. A smashing red gesture is flowing out of it. The blues guttering onto the arm of the incomplete figure are hiding the color of her skin. The processes on the picture rule the subject of the picture. They show as strange something well known, hamstring something lightsome.
written by: Zsófi Máté
PAF – Champagne (100×100cm, mixed technique on wood, 2013)