WE CANNOT CHANGE REALITY UNTIL WE LOOK AT IT
A SERIES OF DIGITAL DRAWINGS DEPICTING THE UNSEEN
MMXIV – MMXV
It was very early in my life that I got deeply impressed by the fulminant aesthetic and expressiveness of the human body depicted by the masters of classical art. Later I’ve discovered by modern art, how the most obscured conditions of the human soul can be depicted by the contortion, deformation and deconstruction of the human body, which has touched and affected me on an even deeper level. I realized, in the area of visual art there’s no better medium to express the whole range of human emotions and internal conditions -down to its finest nuances- than the human body. A tense hand, a barely perceptible incline of the head, or a figure simply standing as straight as a die; as Kazuo Ohno, the co-founder of the Japanese dance theatre called Butoh, said – „the human body embodies the soul at every time“.
It is a highly sensitive sensorial receiver and sender, embedded in a neuronic network, far beyond the body’s skin. The body is memory. Though the majority of inrushing data remains unconscious to us – nothing escapes the body’s perception, and nothing elapses inside of it. The human body is our subconsciousness. That’s why it is the preferential subject of my visual art.
The series WE CANNOT CHANGE REALITY UNTIL WE LOOK AT IT seeks to dig deeply for the root causes of a man’s condition. Ages of struggle for survival, wars and atrocities. Collective, transgenerational and personal trauma. Down to severe abuse and defilement of man’s innermost nature. To look at man’s terrifying reality and to acknowledge it without any whitewashing. Art can heal neither man nor mankind, but it can put the finger on its unseen wounds.
WE CANNOT CHANGE REALITY UNTIL WE LOOK AT IT doesn’t lodge any claims, but is the mere attempt to depict an obscured reality of human condition. To put the finger on it and to -in best case- trigger a process.