SOLO

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Lastovjak

Gaya

POLAND

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“My art is an expression of personal experiences and observations, but it does not exist apart from reality.”

“Art is a corner of creation seen through a temperament” - Emile Zola

The painting "Disappearance" touches on the theme of death and its closeness. It evokes a lot of reflection with an existential, but also very romantic tint. In this work I wanted to draw attention to the harmony of scarcity, deficiency and wholeness.

I consider myself a contemporary figurative artist, because I do not limit myself to a specific field of art, such as painting, sculpture or happenings, they are all important to me and they are all connected by one subject – human.

Perception

Mixed Media

600$

"Perception". Among the multiplicity of meanings, we choose what we want to see. It is only a scrap of the reality that surrounds us, but completely ours.

Most often, however, I focus on creating three-dimensional paintings with my own technique using papier-mâché, canvas and oil paint. Here each figure takes their own pose for depiction of specified social problems. As an artist, I’m fascinated by existential mechanisms and emotions, such as struggle, strength, fear, but also freedom, love, and eroticism, as they dynamically enter into dialogue with history, society and human individuality.

“At some point, after many attempts, I managed to put sculpture and painting together.”

My paintings are covered mainly with white paint to emphasize the light and shadow, thanks to which the artworks gain some kind of brightness / transparency and the viewer focuses on the form and chiaroscuro.

“My paintings became a kind of a display case, in which I placed a carefully modeled, three-dimensional image of a human being – however, not taken from ordinary vision, but experienced by me in my own way, according to my personal sensitivity.”

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Currently, the subject of my works deals with the issues of beauty, spirituality and empathy. It also gained symbolic saturation. The paintings became a kind of a display case, in which I placed a carefully modeled, three-dimensional image of a human being, however not taken from ordinary vision, but experienced by me in my own way, according to my personal sensitivity.

"Change" tells about the transformation that each of us has undergone recently. Human fate is influenced by various circumstances and he has the right to mature to changes in decisions and attitudes. This work is about hope and optimism, about getting a second chance from life to everyone to fix something we haven't fully understood so far. It also shows that transformation is an illustration of the dynamic nature of man.

“As an artist, I’m fascinated by existential mechanisms and emotions, such as struggle, strength, fear, but also freedom, love, and eroticism, as they dynamically enter into dialogue with history, society and human individuality.”

The painting entitled "The Game" is my currently biggest work and it is still being expanded, because it is based on the idea of a never-ending painting. The way I do this is by organizing a happening during an exhibition, in order have the faces of its participants cast and then become a part of a more composite painting. The chessboard with faces placed on it is used to criticize the society which reduces a person to a pawn or just another number in statistics, anonymous and lonely.

The beginning of the search for the form that you see today was the high school times. At the time, I encountered various ways of artistic communication. I was most fascinated by sculpture and painting. Even though I loved both disciplines, I was irritated by their limitations. One was too spatial, the other one too flat. At some point, after many attempts, I managed to put them together. This is how the first three-dimensional painting "O-RZ 1" was created.

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Describe your image

The painting "Trapped" refers to the times of strict isolation. It shows an internal tear and uncertainty about the future, hence its static form. Hope is added by the hands that surround the figure.

Since then, my technique has not changed much when it comes to the workshop itself, I rather refined it properly, you can say that I have perfected the nuances themselves. Rather, the approach to the issues raised has changed. Initially, the form itself, the composition of the artwork, played the main role whereas the content was of secondary relevance. Over time, whether under the influence of other artists’ works or the spontaneous crystallization of patterns, subjects such as loneliness, shame or dread began to appear (these were the adolescence years, hence the rather gloomy accent of the paintings). Currently, the subject matter has become calmer and focuses on issues such as internal struggle, strength, and to present various emotional states of the human.

The painting touches on the subject of connivance, but not in the context of tolerance or forbearance, but in the turning a blind eye to something wrong. Here, connivance appears as tolerating a situation in which there is harm to another person. It also criticizes the forgiving attitude of evil-doers who feel no guilt or repentance. I chose the title "Connivance", because it also means collusion and complicity, which further strengthens its message.