Galerie Caroline O'Breen
Satijn Paniygay (Nijmegen, 1988)
Inkjet Print on Canson Photo Rag, mounted on MDF, framed with museum glass
24 x 16 cm
90 x 60 cm
Her newest series (Living) room shows the living room of a young art collector and his girlfriend. A fire raged in the kitchen of the newly-occupied home, making the adjoining room uninhabitable in a short time.
In this series Panyigay reflects on the subject of decay in things, but also the transience of time. Changing and fading memories, dealing with loss and continuing life after impactful events. What do you consider important when you have to rebuild everything? Do you stick to memories or do you make room for new ones? Is there a glimpse in the dark and can eventually something beautiful arise from misery?
Panyigay photographs the emptiness and silence in abandoned spaces and brings the present and absent together. There is always a harmonious discord between light and dark, cheerful and gloomy, resilience and vulnerability. Underneath the surface of these sober interior images are subjects such as transience, loneliness and restlessness, but also resignation and wonder about the beauty of life.