NSNZ Nicolas NOVERRAZ - visual artist
Barrel paintings are created on a 1:1 scale; the dimensions and profile are identical to the original. Only their design differs. These works were done to accentuate the confusion between a real object and the painted canvas. In doing so, the viewer is left skeptical, prompting a critical reflection on what is presented.
These are paintings or sculpture objects that are designed to be installed on the floor and not hung on a conventional wall mount. Like barrels stacked in warehouses, the "painting barrels" can also be stacked. The paintings represent all types of potential contamination, ranging from radioactivity and hazardous chemical products to the conventional fuels that supply the vehicles polluting the roads... or the “road paintings”.