Human-specific objects, 2014-
Work in progress, mixed media
This project deals with individuals of different ages and nationalities (mostly non-artists), who are interviewed about their attitudes towards art. The participants are asked to commission artworks for themselves, and also to take part in bringing those projects to fruition. The outcome of this two-way interaction is an alternative collection of art curated by a "swarm intelligence" of commissioners.
Trying to answer the question "What kind of art does society need?", the project seeks to capture the elusive distance between the typically self-referential system of art and its everyday surroundings. The result is a half-utopian space, which would ideally relate people to art in a more direct and immediate way than conventional institutions and popular abstractions.
„Mountain landscape with a blooming
wild apricot tree;
realist style,soothing colours“
Oil on canvas, wooden frame
„Carpet in the shape of an emerald“
approx.80 cm in diameter, wool
" Large-scale painting;
friendly, subtle, refined but also expressive;
between the figurative and the abstract;
biomorphic forms, maybe human figures;
maybe Gerhard Richter Wischtechnik"
" Watercolour on paper,
warm palette á la Paul Klee
resembling a checkers board
filled with words and letters
in different languages
including cyrillic alphabeth "
Oil on canvas, 170*180
Oil on canvas, 103*78
"The butter slowly melting on a plate during a long winter breakfast is a typical experience of many people. For me, this seemingly mundane process embodies the battle between time and space, in which the former, expectedly, gets the upper hand.
As time goes by, a block of butter irredeemably loses its symmetrical shape. When it is placed back in the fridge, this "back" does not restore its symmetry. Actually, the butter in question cannot become symmetrical by itself anymore, because time that transformed its shape has just one direction, and this asymmetry is stronger than any geometrical symmetry. But on canvas, this unceasing movement from past to future is paradoxically frozen: in this way, a static picture captures the dynamics which actually cannot be visualized."
Oil on canvas, 40"70 cm
A light and airy landscape in subtle colour
pallette. Style: between realistic and abstract.
Acrylic on canvas
A ceramic bust of a young woman with roses in her hair. Romantic style.
A commissioner saw a painting made for another commissioner and wanted to have a similar one with certain adjustments in lighting and style.
Oil on canvas, 140'160
A round painting to be hung next to a large window with a sea view - mirroring this view in a way that adds an extra dynamic space to the room.