As a visual learner MONDU gravitates to the actual creation of images as a way to humor a brain hard wired to download and retrieve hundreds of thousands of pictures. Born in Manhattan, NYC, USA in 1959, and raised there, he acquired his first camera, a Kodak Instamatic Hawkeye at the age of 8 by responding to an offer on the back of a cereal box, requiring a couple of box tops and a small dollar check. He subsequently carried this camera, then a Konica rangefinder S2, and a Nikomat F everywhere he went, shooting over 2,500 35mm pictures which are presently all digitized and archived.
The White Paintings came out of the Dust Plasmons In Space Series (2012-2014) dependence on color fields. Rhetorically: Why are colors even necessary? Maybe there is no color whatsoever outside of the human experience and inside sub-atomic partices? How to execute the same concepts of the Space Between the Space Series without color? Influenced by Robert Ryman, the challenge presented itself and the works were executed on canvas in larger scale.
Using the Planck length (lP, is a unit of length, equal to 1.616199(97) times ten to the minus 35th power) and the concept of visualizing the world at ten to the minus 35th power the paintings subtly challenge us all to try and grasp what transpires in that micro-world scientifically referred to as QUANTUM FOAM. The Planck length can be defined from three fundamental physical constants: the speed of light in a vacuum, the Planck constant, and the gravitational constant. Put those in a bucket of white paint and see what happens. Behold. The pictures are microverses inhabiting a world of such immense complexity that matter itself is subjected to a whole different set of rules and variables including folds within folds within folds. And, in this micro realm one wonders if a photon is also not slowed a fraction and thus rendering the Einsteinian constant speed of light subject to variables as wellÖÖ
Even at this sub atomic micro level, the smallest objects that comprise our understanding of the physical world are transformed by their relative surroundings and conditions and can and do warp around, through, and into the creases and wrinkles of gaps, holes, and openings in dark matter (26.8%) and dark energy (68.3%). Like a huge symphony orchestra where all the musicians work in unison, the material world also exhibits a certain level of cooperation and harmony to accomplish the tasks at hand. It would be simple to extrapolate a vision of this system as being quite random and chaotic. But actually the opposite appears to be true. Vibrational entities work with, not against each other to bring complex events to the forefront within the space-time continuum.