DEGANN's paintings and watercolours are vivid and aesthetically liable images that sometimes disguise an atrabilious element. With mental vulnerability and transience as central themes within the work. "I don’t work towards mimesis but towards a possible temporary essence of the portrayed, which is often introspective and removed. The transparency of the layers of paint creates discolorations on the surface. These aqueous spots that deform the shape of the heads approach that what is inside, the intimacy of the sitter’s spirit"
"It is July 18, 1995. Wednesday afternoon. I am six years old. The Tour de France has reached the Col de Portet d'Aspet pass. The TV is on. The cyclists descend, but one of them never reaches the finish. Fetal position. Limbs curled around the body to protect it from imminent danger. For cyclist F. Casartelli, it was the last position, a dying position. "
The publication Lic-Hamo by Degann is an experiment in which the eponymous project by the artist is translated into the form of printed matter. 'Lic-Hamo' bridges the thin line between value and worthlessness and emphasizes the importance of stories to bring still moments to life.
This publication is published as part of the INDEX program edition 2018/2019
I do not know, Degann, 2015
Digital bookcover: Lic-hamo by Degann, 2019