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BLUE-ON-BLUE, 2021
3 paintings, 80 cm each, acrylic on canvas
38 papers, 21 x 29.7 cm, digital print


The blue-on-blue project contains 38 sheets of text hung in front of three paintings.

The tests include statistical data and descriptions of cases from the history of shooting at one’s alias.

The paintings represent targets. They consist of two alternating shades of blue, creating a blurred effect achieved through the technique of airbrushing.

The expression blue-on-blue originates in the 2000s during the War on Terror as a new euphemism for friendly fire; as in military planning vocabulary, blue indicated an Allie. Blue-on-blue can have two meanings: it can describe the act of firing on allied troops, as well as to cover up, the fact that the shooting resulted in the death of allied troops.















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