Sound of the Sea
In “Sound of the Sea,” Bobkin once again shows us what it’s like to be taken to another place. We recognize various elements from his characteristic style: desolate landscapes, mystical characters, and a strange yet pleasant feeling that lingers. We are invited to the table by figures that seem to reference Bobkin’s many travels through Siberia, in search of hidden reality. The scene, as dramatic as it is joyful, feels welcoming, but the mask suggests otherwise. A diverse group that both smiles at us and turns its back. Like a fever dream, multiple scenes unfold before us: the dining table flanked by courtiers, a mysterious creature on lookout, the crashing waves, the shifting ground, the spectators below; every detail once again confirms: we have never been here before.