I am creating a varied body of work in which the relationship between man and nature is a central theme.... Read More
I am creating a varied body of work in which the relationship between man and nature is a central theme. Exploring and utilising range of unconventional processes and not so traditional every day material. Everything is reflection of my inner thoughts and thinking, and reaction read from the works psychology of processes and emotions subsequently and with better understanding, expression. It is representation or interpretation of visible reality - confrontation. I am physically constructing the space whilst questioning ideas such as the relationship of form to material and symmetry / asymmetry, acknowledging the link between formal and abstract.
My work tends to focus on the environment, the evolution of man, development of industries and mass production, and consequences this has on nature, drawing attention to imbalances which may have bigger impact than we could see with our eyes - my always present theme of transience and visibility / invisibility.
In this work I explored processes, contexts and relations; tracing the complex patterns of human movement crossing streets, each individual walking in own direction, crossing, passing by... symbolically representing my everyday 'interactions' with people in this modern world.
Behind this idea, there were two very significant quotes for me and development of my work. One is from Gerardo Masquera, saying:
‘’The best labyrinth in the world is the dessert - in its vast openness there is no escape. The city is also a dessert.’’
And second, Leger’s quote:
‘’Modern man lives more and more in mainly geometric order.’’
There are two versions of crossroads. One with soil and one with salt, both organic substances and as symbolic elements of the Earth, while ‘humans’ take rectangular, abstract, more like robotic shape. They all have black cuts as own directions, sharp straight lines, just as their determined movements. The lines also have a layer of glow in dark paint, as a changing piece during the night.