Colin Waeghe

2016

A hermit's dream

In the new series A Hermit's Dream, Colin Waeghe explores the psychedelic mind of a fictional hermit. Although the hermit exiles himself from the world, the world still invades him. The essence of the series can be found in the painting Fourth Wall: the curtains are closed, yet light comes in through the cracks in the curtains. The fourth wall is a concept from the world of theatre used to describe the front of the stage. The other three walls are the sides and the back of the stage. The fourth wall is an imaginary wall between the audience and the stage.A psychedelic experience is characterized by an unknown and uninhibited state of mind. Images deform, daily objects become different: an aquarium becomes an ocean, flowers become a jungle. Nothing is what is seems.

Room with a view, Part 2 (70x70cm, oil on canvas)

Room with a view, Part 2 (70x70cm, oil on canvas)

Fourth Wall (70x70cm, oil on canvas)

Fourth Wall (70x70cm, oil on canvas)

White Gate (100x70cm, oil on canvas)

White Gate (100x70cm, oil on canvas)

Room with a view, Part 3 (70x50cm, oil on canvas)

Room with a view, Part 3 (70x50cm, oil on canvas)

Triangle (40x40cm, oil on canvas)

Triangle (40x40cm, oil on canvas)

Blue Sky (60x50cm, oil on canvas)

Blue Sky (60x50cm, oil on canvas)

Night Light (60x50cm, oil on canvas)

Night Light (60x50cm, oil on canvas)

Small Sur (100x100cm, oil on canvas)

Small Sur (100x100cm, oil on canvas)

Garden (Green) (60x50cm, oil on canvas)

Garden (Green) (60x50cm, oil on canvas)

Garden (Blue) (60x50cm, oil on canvas)

Garden (Blue) (60x50cm, oil on canvas)

Garden (Red) (60x50cm, oil on canvas)

Garden (Red) (60x50cm, oil on canvas)

Chateau Marmont (View on the pool) (70x85cm (framed), ink on paper)

Chateau Marmont (View on the pool) (70x85cm (framed), ink on paper)

Chateau Marmont (View from the pool) (70x85cm (framed), ink on paper)

Chateau Marmont (View from the pool) (70x85cm (framed), ink on paper)

Dive (Houdini) (70x85cm (framed), ink on paper)

Dive (Houdini) (70x85cm (framed), ink on paper)

Hideout (Howard Hughes) (70x85cm (framed), ink on paper)

Hideout (Howard Hughes) (70x85cm (framed), ink on paper)

In the shadows of books (Houdini) (70x85cm (framed), ink on paper)

In the shadows of books (Houdini) (70x85cm (framed), ink on paper)