For Tabatt, emotional triggers in the series of works are observations within society and in his own environment. The artist focuses on social forms of communication and their effects on interpersonal behaviour. Everyone is connected worldwide and yet introverted. Fixed and shielded on a luminous display in a real daily environment. The basis of this series is interpersonal dialogue, debate and exchange in the current era.
Representatively, the mobile phone has taken over almost all tasks of communication and processing in life. Everywhere in the search for the appropriate profile and the delimitation of the own representation of the personality. And most important, what should be presented in the outside world.
In Tabatt’s depictions the individual expands in his fixation in the group to devout, sacred communities. Despite the coexistence and lively exchange of data, an isolation within the society becomes noticeable. The use of real mobile phones and telephones from all eras continues in painted structures and allows people and technology to form a synergy. People literally hang on the phone or are directly connected to each other by thin threads.
By means of threads or metal bands, the paths of the data are an expression of a strong connection or one that runs to nowhere.
Using his signature approach, Tabatt picks up an omnipresent theme and he leaves the viewer with stimulation and food for thought.
5. January 2022