Oil, mixed media, silver paper, pigments on X-Ray 50cm x 42cm
Figural, conceptual, luxurious, symbolic. Taline Temizian's X-ray series sees the recognisable heart motif, that hides itself in all her works. A direct memory and association from her father, a cardiologist and poet who passed away when she was nineteen, as well as an emblem that speaks to the force behind her creative drive. Here, poignantly, we see this beacon atop of the artist's own x-ray, following a car crash. The title along with the associations; a crucifix, the reduced, smiling, salutary female form, with the heart forming the entire body and a glowing light radiating from behind. This work turns melancholy and sadness into acceptance, celebration and joy. A knowing eye, large and all seeing, the title denounces love but the image celebrates it.
As always, Temizian uses extravagant materials giving opulence to all of her works. She dresses up her pieces creating a mask of finery, the armour so often used to hide insecurities and failures, yet her works always tell of what lies beneath.