Who is editing who here? Bosch (the bush or forest) the Bey (old German bend) or Bey the Bosch?
Hieronymus Bosch's work "The Garden of Earthly Delights"
has been working on me for as long as I can remember and I have been working on his garden since I was painting.
Of course it would be presumptuous to put myself in the same category as Bosch. I am a speck of dust next to this giant of art history. The distribution of roles is
very clear: he has created this image that has inspired thousands of people over the centuries and I am one of the many people who is inspired (or infected?) by it, who quotes, copies,
reproduces, interprets it and benefits from it.
My small project "Garten der Lüste" takes up details from Bosch's work, isolates them in small and very small format images, which are accompanied by pieces of jewelry - small sculptures - which in turn refer to the details.
What I aim to do with this, apart from satisfying my desire to create, is to focus the gaze and to tempt you to look and feel very closely.
In our world, where images flood and dull the human eye inflationary via the internet and online platforms, close inspection is increasingly neglected. The diversity of haptic perception is also losing importance. It is not needed in the virtual world. A great (sensual) loss, I mean.
So I hope and try to be able to attract one or the other viewer and feeler with my small works and to be able to encourage them to take a closer look at Bosch's work with the call: "Find the detail!". Once you start looking, you're sure to find a lot.
Thank you Hieronymus Bosch for creating this indescribable work and thank you to everyone who has preserved and maintained it for more than 500 years.