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Thank you so much for such extended answer. Sure it is intriguing to see so deep a meaning behind pieces of artwork - especially nowadays when art is mostly commercially-oriented. So much philosophy and hard work stand behind your paintings that they simply don't let go. Thank you for what you doing - this truly inspires. Looking forward to more of those. Creative inspiration and best of luck to you.
Wow, you've got so many works with the guys wearing Mogen David on helmets. What is it about? Does it have to do anything with jews and communists? Because if it does - the meaning gets so deep and symbolical. Can you clarify the actual meaning of these symbols?
The hexagram is used in several ways in this work, but yes one usage relates to Jews and Communism, or a perception of Jews and Communism anyways.
The hexagram is used on these Soviet inspired helmets in place of the Bolshevik red star as a symbol of the concept of Judeo-Bolshivism. Judeo-Bolshivism is an idea that the Jews were the driving force behind Russian Communism. For the Nazis and others, the social decay that they saw being expressed in modern forms of art was largely the result of a corruptive Judeo-Bolshevist influence on European society. The Nazis used the term Entartete Kunst (Degenerate Art), to label art and artists that they felt were “un-German” or Judeo-Bolshevist in nature. I find these ideas absurd, but I’ve adopted the term Entartete Kunst for this series because for me this work is about shedding my own discriminating ideas about art and to break out of my own preconceived notions of what my art should be. The characters in this series wear the hexagram, not as a mark of discrimination, but more as a badge of honour, as they represent freedom, openness, the throwing off of convention, and the throwing off of establishment ideas.
The hexagram is also used here as a mystical symbol, not in a Jewish sense, but in a Western or Hermetic sense.
I've discussed this in various interviews in the past. Here are a few links to a couple of them that may provide additional clarification:
Hope this answers your question.
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