Exhibition | In My View |
The focused study of an object to capture it in any media takes intense concentration. Every shape, each curve, line and shadow permit the artist a fresh moment in time to consider how they will interpret what they see. The outcome can feel like a mystical experience when the form comes to life.
Artist Statement: Sculpting the clay is to the sculptor as the paper is to the painter. In the delicate clay, the genius of the sculptor is found in its most extreme virtue and truth.
Sculpting with clay and giving it an abstract effect depicts how we look at something, but it always has an abstract meaning associated with it. When we are emotional, we feel different waves inside us, I show the different forms of these waves through my sculptures. My sculptures are aerial and without any armature. I maintain my own style in terracotta, and it takes me three to four months to make one sculpture. I wanted to do something different in life, so I decided to choose my own destination, and started working with terracotta. Terracotta is one of the ancient mediums for art, I want to promote it world-wide with modern ideas and my style. When I work, I get lost in it and does not feel my physical existence. My work is my soul.
Artist Statement: My visual language is characterized by a certain hybrid of painterly techniques - dabs, often without color, which gives birth to a recognizable style. The tonality tries to imitate light, shadow, and spatial perspective, but instead is dirty and breaks the form. Despite all this lack of control of light and shadow, figurative works depend on anatomically correct lines and proportions. In the era of digital hyperrealism and augmented reality, emotional, raw, gestural dabs become an integral language of my painting.