In his works Ozymantra develops the relation between the Us (as in living matter) and the World surrounding Us (as in dead matter). The individual tries to create order in the chaos of the universe. this theme is quite recognizable to the individual. In his paintings and drawings, he tries to consolidate the accidental. To do this he paints, stencils, polishes and does drippings with oil paint on canvas, or ink on paper. His work is practical, pure and hard. It results in a metropolitan atmosphere.
The painter seduces his audience with colour, to overpower with his painterly language. It leaves the audience to investigate how much space there is for chaos and the way this influences and controls our lives. This neo-modernist is not trying to convince the audience that there is an ultimate art or future, he tries to invoke the trust that art can be used as a power to create order. The names of the paintings resemble song titles by which he takes the audience on a rocky road.
Radar has invited Marcel Ozymantra to exhibit because his works render a sense of individuality, free of trends or nostalgic values. The strong metropolitan iconography with references to cartoons and graffiti inserts itself seamlessly in the research undertaken by Radar regarding the relation between art and the city. Marcel investigates the space that chaos occupies in his world and how this influences his live. He paints acquaintances because he values them as the strongest link to the universe. In this he explains his relationship to the big picture. He takes on a scientific approach to his ‘being’, thus revealing his connection to modernism.
Radar was exhibiting the works of Ozymantra in February 2009.