Portrait of Peter Sloterdijk

I was recently commissioned to paint a portrait of Peter Sloterdijk, a contemporary German philosopher, in the “Cage” space of one of my earlier paintings of Michel Foucault. I tried incorporating images and artwork that Sloterdijk uses in his writing – on the desk are scattered drawings that appear in his book “Bubbles” or “Spheres I” – the first installment of his magnum opus trilogy. The painting is an attempt to engage with Sloterdijk’s concepts and make them visible and recognizable – but the painting was made to be interesting to someone who has never read him before as well.

Dreamtime of Reason - Portrait of Peter Sloterdijk - 46" x 33" - Oil on Canvas - 2014 - Michael Burris Johnson

Dreamtime of Reason – Portrait of Peter Sloterdijk – 46″ x 33″ – Oil on Canvas – 2014 – Michael Burris Johnson

 

Attached below are some of the original pieces of artwork I embedded into the painting:

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