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.

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HSO n°1:

 

„Mountain landscape with a blooming

wild apricot tree;

 

realist style,soothing colours“

Oil on canvas, wooden frame

HSO n°2:

 

„Carpet in the shape of an emerald“

 

 

 

 

 

 

        approx.80 cm in diameter, wool

HSO n°3:

 

" Large-scale painting;

 

friendly, subtle, refined but also expressive;

 

between the figurative and the abstract;

 

biomorphic forms, maybe human figures;

 

maybe Gerhard Richter Wischtechnik"

 

 

 

 

 

Oil on canvas, 170*180

 

 

HSO n°4:

 

 

 

" Watercolour on paper, 

 

warm palette á la Paul Klee

 

resembling a checkers board

 

filled with words and letters

 

in different languages

 

including cyrillic alphabeth "

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watercolour, 30*40cm

 

 

 

HSO n°5:

 

"Portrait"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oil on canvas, 103*78

 

 

 

HSO n°6:

 

Melting Butter

 

"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 piece 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."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HSO n°7:

A light and airy landscape in subtle colour

pallette. Style: between realistic and abstract.

Oil on canvas, 40"70 cm

 

 

 

Acrylic on canvas

140´140cm

HSO n°8:

A ceramic bust of a young woman with roses in her hair. Romantic style.

Life-size.

HSO n°9:

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

HSO n°10:

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.