On the Beach (2015) by contemporary award-winning artist Zoran Poposki is a series of 80+ post-conceptual drawings of philosophers, artists, and writers sunbathing by the seaside, based on found photographs. By presenting cultural icons in a moment of both leisurely idleness as well as of corporeal display and performance in front of other bodies, the series aims to explore the incongruity of mind and flesh inherent to this moment. At the same time, it is an exploration into the affective dimensions of the beach as a space of phenomenological bodily sensibility.
On the Beach by Poposki features: Theodore Adorno, Jacques Lacan, Franz Kafka, Sylvia Plath, Gilles Deleuze, Jacques Derrida, Yukio Mishima, William S. Burroughs, Roland Barthes, Jackson Pollock, Lee Krasner, Hellen Frankenthaler, Clement Greenberg, Mao Tse Tung, Andy Warhol, J.D. Salinger, George Bernard Shaw, Albert Einstein, Walter Benjamin, Bertholt Brecht, Malcolm Lowry, Pablo Picasso, Jack Kerouac, Anne Sexton, Stuart Hall, W.H. Auden, Keith Haring, Edvard Munch, Le Corbusier, George Orwell, Jean-Paul Sartre, Susan Sontag, Simone de Beuvoir, Virginia Woolf, Clive Bell, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Zelda Fitzgerald, Ernest Hemingway, Eugene O'Neill, Hunter S. Thompson, Truman Capote, Salvador Dali, Henri Lefebvre, Constantin Brancusi, Maya Deren, Jurgen Habermas, Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Henry Miller, Leo Tolstoy, Anais Nin, Buster Keaton, Thomas Mann, Marcelo Mastroianni, Federico Fellini, Beastie Boys, Vladimir Mayakovsky, Sergei Yesenin, Walt Disney, Bruce Lee, François Truffaut's Jules et Jim, Andrei Tarkovsky, François Truffaut's Les Quatre Cents Coups, Ingmar Bergman's The Seventh Seal, and others.
All artworks in the series: Ink and lumocolor on paper, 42x60 cm.