Desert Nuclear Explosion Watched From a Distance
Oil on cardboard, copper wire
35,5 x 50 x 3,5 cm
The work is from an ongoing series of paintings begun in the 1990s. Entitled Deserts, Roman Ondak's series recuperates lost paintings, either from the artist's own early years or from anonymous sources. Ondak intervenes on their surface, obstructing the imagery with newly applied paint and then with a "cage" of interlaced copper wire.