Photographer and a Painter
Artist Statement /
In my work I express myself through painting and photography. Using both media,
I investigate phenomena that happens inside and outside myself. In painting I
examine emotional domain of events that took place in my life. In photography I
explore the reality around me, using landscapes, body parts, naturestills and
sometimes I use staged photography.
My photography is
self-conscious and is looking for layers of enchanting magic while maintaining
the original context of real world images. For example, a photograph of a bed
sheet that can be interpreted as a desert, but then a mattress pops out at the
bottom of the photo.
My main research
topic is how spiritual beliefs of people are embodied in materials. That is why
I traveled to the holy city of Varanasi in India and studied the many
ceremonies that believers hold at the banks of the Ganges River. This was also
the reason for going to the Vatican in Rome, and wandering through Jerusalem
and its surroundings.
I found that
embodiment of beliefs in materials is in natural objects and not necessarily in
actions that humans do. In the way that human position himself and in relation
to them. On the side of the water over the stone and the light.
In my opinion,
people all over the world are made of identical materials and their belief is
based on same needs, but the personal interpretation of each culture
presents it to the world in a different way.
In the photographic
research I look for material that connects all cultures, by creating
unification of a shape that repeats itself in different ways in different
cultures. The final interpretation I leave open to the viewer.
My research is accompanied by anthropological and
sociological examination and when I exhaust certain direction of photography, I
turn to treat it in the way that affected me emotionally in painting ,
illustration or video media work in stop motion technique.
you and best regards'