Triptych #3

David Besteman's avatar David Besteman

This is part of a series of triptychs I am planning to continue. The use of triptychs until the late 18th century was to create a narrative that is expressed between 3 different panels that are normally paintings. The contemporary use of the triptych is now often to extend a subject or idea between 3 different panels or pieces. My new interpretation of a triptych is to combine 3 different styles of art into a single piece. By connecting works that are abstract, surreal, and realistic which could be independent pieces, I create an unhinged narrative with the incline of meaning. Wherein the only true connection between them is the artist's hand and his conscious and unconscious use of composition. This implies to the viewer a purposeful reflection of deep meaning or underling narrative. The implication however is a paradox seeing how each portion of the Triptych is created independently to be a stand alone piece. The underlying connecting narrative is dependent on the observer's inclinations. The narrative only exists within the observer's mind. The ending result is a piece which is ultimately without intentional meaning. Following the tradition of creating work that benefits the viewer and allowing the intellectual experience while retaining the paradoxical nature of art. The nature of it being nearly intrinsically worthless except in the public eye.

Entry Details
  • Art form: 2-D
  • Depth: 1"
  • Medium: Bic pen
  • Width: 5'3
  • Year created: 2016
  • Height: 2'1