Since time immemorial, the mirror has been the object of study and it has given us the word ‘idol’ (from the Greek eidolon, meaning reflection in a mirror or water), thus laying bare its deceptive falsehood. For centuries painting has played a perverse yet fascinating role as the mirror double of what we call reality. But Dulk’s painting leaves no room for doubt, and confronts us with a fantastic world where everything flows, changes and transforms in manifold different ways. That being said, the underlying discourse is unified, categorical and self-evident: man is killing Nature and its incredible biodiversity which we ought to love for many reasons but which, nevertheless, we are destroying day by day, step by step. Dulk’s work is an uncompromising exhortation written in images that cry out in silence with the amplified power of 1000 words.
We come from the earth and, in these fascinating paintings, everything seems to return to it. Although the earth keeps on turning on its axis and keeps orbiting around the Sun, for our everyday lives it is still the most solid groundbase we have. In the same way, the multiple characters that swarm in the mirror-like depths of these paintings appear to be arrested, frozen and petrified. Everything flows in a motionless paroxysm.
Juan Bautista Peiró
Universitat Politècnica de València