2 mask meditation was created in 2021 as part of an ongoing series of one minute meditations. The 2D, hand-drawn, animation is created by first making a complete abstract digital painting and using an animation app to “bring the painting to life”. Original ambient music is composed and recorded by the artist after the film is completed. Ovila practices meditation in his daily life and offers these pieces as a meditation experience for the viewer. Meditation is about experiencing ‘now’ and the goal with these is to have a sound and vision experience where the viewer is only focused on the art, not thinking about what has gone, or what is to come.
The origin of the one minute meditations came from taking size and length restrictions for social media and seeing them as an assignment and challenge. Instead of using one minute as a preview to a longer experience, Ovila decided to see if he could create a complete expression/experience within the set perimeters.
In this particular piece, the masks (based on some Italian graffiti seen while travelling in 2015) serve as a way to humanize the abstract patterns without explicitly being about the human condition, similar to what deKooning was doing with his 'Women' paintings from the 1950's.