The Spiritual Nickelodeon
Amorphous forms of color flow and intermingle on the screen in an attempt at capturing the sense of tranquility we expect from a spiritual experience. The use of primary colors creates the sense of a basal need for this experience, and the ritualization of the construction and process adds to this effect. These images are reactions to what I find lacking in the communal experiences of traditional religious practices, and are intended as a means of reflection. By removing form from the equation we are bettere able to contemplate this, based on movement and color
Dan Folgar Talks:
I am a Venezuelan born artist working primarily in video and painting. The proposed exhibit is for my graduate thesis show, with the intended title The Spiritual Nickelodeon, and would consist of a painting installation (80 2×2/3×3 individual paintings), five videos enclosed in their own pedestals for individual viewing, and a sound component that will play in the room as an accompaniment to the video
pieces.The purpose of this show is an exploration of my fascination with the notion of spirituality and its meaning for so many different people. Through my research into various cultures and belief systems I have developed a body of work that reflects my own feelings on the subject.