Australian-based artist Paul Kaptein explores the notion of “now” in his wooden sculptures. While beautifully crafted, each piece has something strange about it. Notches and rectangular holes are cut into the figures and show that there’s emptiness to his subjects. His work is metaphor for the present and the uncertainty that goes with it.
By re-examining what “now” means, the artist writes that it, “facilitates a renegotiation of perceptual truths resulting in an expression of things not quite truth, yet not quite fiction.” The present is in-flux, and we can’t predict what’s ahead (although we can try). While this makes the future seem bleak, to the artist it offers endless possibilities.