“Stay a while, you are so beautiful”.
Faust today. Modern and bathed in neon. Part of a persistent, nostalgic longing for missing content and exploring the connection between spirit and matter, memory and image. Also a brief retrospective, an attempt at another study of the image. Something like moving on the edge or trying to look around and beyond. At the same time.
Also inspiration from the apparent banalities surrounding us in everyday life. This playful routine of the habit to the degree of self-absorption, self-sufficiency in the cataloging of images, signs and symbols, meanings. Self-extinguishing.
What sometimes, but only occasionally, clutches our throats to the point of not being surprised by our surroundings, a dream. A lullaby of our sharpness of perception and attention, generously promising that everything is equal and as if - a fact. The beauty and the miracle of being alive have become something banal, boring and guaranteed to us. A bit forged by sad greatness, a lot of fear and the yellow look of a crazy person - thinking, but never out loud, that it is eternity. Cement pony.
The content of the box from the ‘HERBARIUM’ project is part of my latest series of works: ‘Symmetry of Everyday Life’. The text, in relation to the series, is incomplete, and in particular this text will undergo changes. This is an evolving text. At the moment, however, it is entirely relevant to my work displayed in the box here.
40x40x10 cm, ‘Symmetry of daily routine’ series - H oil painting on oil paper, cardboard, gypsum, styrofoam EPS, white MDF box.