Compass Trouble
Curro & Poncho
Guadalajara Mexico
2014
w/ Th. Baldischwyler

Xerophthalmia series: No More Tears.

Further remarkable reference material available via Th. Baldischwyler here.

Exhibition accompanied by eponymous publication, viewable in part here.

Explanatory text, courtesy Informador Guadalajara:
It is the third time that Jeppe out in the city. After exploring different cultural contexts such as Mexico, Middle East, Europe and his native Australia, found that "Compass Trouble" is a "fantastic construction that crosses different geographies and temporalities and historical moments., Each of the cultures has much history behind . In a sense, this is an allegory of memory we have to face history and life in general. Too many key moments, periods, ideologies, foundations ... all at the same time causing you these problems with the compass " . overlapping cultural Narratives The individual contribution of Thomas Jeppe on "Compass Trouble" is a series of 13 two-dimensional mixed media pieces. "Some points reflect the ancient Mexico, as the figure of an Olmec head which however appears filtered by methods of artistic production in the Middle East.'s Head I painted is an appropriation of a commemorative stamp of the 1968 Olympics" talk the artist . further layers composing his work is a geometric figure with circles and squares, based on the patterns created by Eduardo Terrazas, the designer of Olympics logo Mexico. "It's a gesture that points to a universal communication, but at the same time is also something that looks like it is over and could fall into the cliché." paintings are covered with crystals having impressions of a book introduction to postmodernism Farsi language, which Jeppe found while touring Iran last year. "There's no copyright laws, so images are printing a bootleg (unauthorized). This is very important because it shows that this exchange of knowledge responds to a need for the world of postmodernism to a country where it has not even arrived. " parts include Iranian artist bought cigarettes during their stay there. The idea was to introduce a physical item that would reverse circulation with no tangible ideas travel from one place to another. Farsi text addresses various stages in the history of art. "It is almost certain that no one in the audience here will be able to understand what he says, so for me it is like a way of suggesting knowledge but also prevent transmission, do just decorative."