“Religion(s) of lost memory”

Religion(s) of Lost Memory is an art/history project I have been working on since November 2022. It is a series of 12 Indian ink drawings on a wide range of religious subjects.

It builds on my previous series, Cities of Lost Memory. I also create my drawings around a City, but the common thread is a religious subject. For example, in ‘Finding new gods’, I tried to visualise the way in which Skopje, the capital of New Macedonia, tries to rediscover its identity, to encounter what it believes will qualify it as European. In the process, ideals, history, mythology, old communism and Christianity all merge together. In my second drawing, ‘Brotherly Love’, about Venice and Constantinople, I tried to crystallise centuries of love-hate relations between two powerful, established cities at opposite ends of the Christian spectrum. But you can also see the corruption of power and money in religious affairs.

Please click on the thumbnails below to go to each painting’s main page with a close-up view, some historical context and bibliography on each subject