Description of my work, making process and
ideas in brief outlines
My paintings are
concerned with nature and reflect its greatness, at the same time, its
transience and fragility.
Following terms describe my painting practice:
geological processes, natural forces, tectonic changes; sand, volcanic ash and glass splinters as metaphor for transience; deserts, desert-similar or apocalyptic landscapes; shifts, fragmentation, erosion, drifting apart, movement, entropy, time, space, memory, history, fragility, vulnerability, passage, transition, changeability, light, shadows, illusion, chance, physicality; meditation, contemplation, concentration, engagement.
Facilitation of the natural alchemy and interaction with the involved materials, simulation / imitation of natural processes, shifting, moving the surface and tilting, tipping the canvas with paint and sand, modelling, layering, revealing, covering, spraying, creating an illusion of 3-dimensionality; physical involvement, total experience, accident, chance and control; spontaneous, conscious; meditative, contemplative, concentrated.
INSTALLATION & SCULPTURE
Installations and sculptures reflect on the precarious relationship between culture and nature and deal with instability and vulnerability of human existence.
Following terms describe my installation / sculpture practice:
quasi architectural building methods; industrial / man-made materials, bricks and Perspex sheets, concrete, foam, residue of previous works, debris; displacement, dislocation, illusion, simulation; fragility, vulnerability, instability, precariousness, transience, finality, danger, absurdity – meditation on the passage and the end of time.