Joseph Häxan – Universe

JOSEPH HÄXAN
UNIVERSE

2021

EXHIBITION TEXTS

"My works explore the permeable boundary between nature and the occult, placing human beings within a vast and powerful universe of hyperreal natural phenomena. In this universe, the male figure is removed from his modern context, presented at the same level of interpretation as his surrounds. Rites and rituals of mankind, here, become processes of the natural world. They are reduced by nature, reminding us that all of our operations, both sacred and obscene, are governed by the laws of science and the universe. The works act as a lens, through which religion can be viewed as a physiological process. One that swirls in the minds of these figures as a barrier to comprehending the infinite complexity of the world they occupy."