The form as a dwelling of human spirit. Primary medium: soft pastels on paper. Figurative-abstract transactions made in very controlled manner. Colors are very personal, drawing is cleaned of all unfunctional details.
My first pastel series was born during last year of studying fine arts like the fastest way to catch the idea of form for latter printmaking. These were static human figures captured in circle form, representing complex emotions. I named that Series 'Mater Magna' because of the obvious archetypes this forms represented. With time they lost that symbolic meaning and eventually become just abstract body fragments, with my interest more focused on the correlation between shapes and colours.
With time that evolved in this last Series I named 'Joie de Vivre' or just 'Joy' (of Life). In the same technique and manner, these stylized figures are liberated of their symbolic meanings or complex psychological heritage. They now exist in the space of colors - they attend to just be in it and be it at the same time. Here all my previous endeavors evolved in unrecognizable, abstract forms expanding in space.
Finally, feeling of the human spirit being set free.
Secondary medium: acrylic painted reliefs in cardboard or wood.
Few different layers, with flat coloured surfaces contrasting textured one. Texture: acrylic modeling paste.
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