Robert Pauletta

Robert Pauletta

Robert Pauletta creates a series of paintings in oil on canvas, in his trademark mix on the edge between expressionism and surrealism.  The works are called „Trees“. These  paintings speak, with vivid visual expressions on a subdued backgroud, of the author’s impressions of this place’s intense atmosphere.  Besides that, Pauletta creates a ready-made installation composed from a collection of cheap objects/products found on site, in the Chiang Mai stalls. He says: „at the same time, it’s a global space and those trivial products are symbols of abundance and power.“ Pauletta directs us in interpreting his work through the titles and explanations of his work: Satori in Siam and Of the Metastasis of the World 2055. It should be explained that satori is a Japanese name for  Zen enlightenment, a goal to be reached. 2055 is the year in the way Thai of time measuring. The artist questions Buddhist teachings on the meaning of life and way of existing in a possible collision with the way of life.  There’s a possibility that the objects and toys from the stalls in Chiang Mai won’t cause a reaction from the locals, but only from the Westerners, Europeans and Americans. We can rely on the artist’s note which relates Siam,the historical name of the country, with the concept of twins. By doing this, the artist brings up the problem of simulacrum in contemporary reality, multiplication, switching the original for a copy. Obviously, neither this place nor the western world were able to escape this.