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Semiotik Theorie by Joachim Pleachka

It concerns the artist's quest for meaning in modern life. The mustache of the artist has an insect-like quality, bringing to mind antennae, reflecting our interconnectedness with nature. The uninhibited naturality of the mustache allows it to explore the depths of the mind. The mustache points towards a bottle of absinthe and a skull, which symbolizes Freudian thanatos impulses inherent in the human psyche. The sky-scraper on the side is a critique of the corporate world's dominance of our media. The ambiguous nature of meaning is symbolized by the cloud and the sun. The cloud is either is the process of uncovering the sun or of blotting out the sun. Much like the cloud, the monocle of the artist reflects the limits of our vision, only one eye has the power to focus. It also is a powerful inquiry into social paradigms, it exclaims "why should one eye be granted sight while the other languishes?" Overall, the entire work explores the intellectual richness of paradox, its "flat" aesthetic serves to raise a multi-layered analysis of the human condition.



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