The Home. Create Yourself
(prints up to 75x118cm)
The way we live today is the result of our past thoughts and actions. What we think and do now creates our tomorrow. As Viktor Frankl vividly demonstrated, life without a goal does not exist. The only question is who has set these goals for us. If these are really our goals, there is enough energy to get up at 5AM, even at 3AM, without an alarm clock, and every moment becomes invaluable. The first pages of our book are written by our parents and relatives. The following, as a rule, by our friends, the environment and the Facebook feed. The information we absorb every day forms our values and beliefs. Our thoughts and actions follow after. Thus, information is no more a value today, but the ability to filter its content (information hygiene). To write your book yourself, you need courage and mindfulness. The first is the ability to step over fear, your ego and leave the comfort zone. The second allows you to separate yourself from the automatic reactions of the mind. Mindfulness is like swimming, a skill you need to train. As Bernard Shaw said, life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. Rewrite your book and live the life you want, achieve your own goals. Otherwise another people will think and act through us. And it's never too late to do it.
‘Home’ is a reflection of my own process of spiritual search and inner transformation. The feeling of permanent dissatisfaction and anxiety prompted me to work actively to change myself. Soon it became the main motif of my art. The project consists of a series of digital photo collages (photo manipulations) for large scale high resolution printing (1-2 meters long). I shoot suitable pictures while traveling around the world. Then I create sculptures from different materials at home to combine everything seamlessly into one artwork. I pay special attention to the details of each artwork and its realism, trying to convey deliberately unrealistic images to photographically true appearance, easy to believe in. Each work in my series reflects a certain experience or insight that I came to in the process of spiritual practice. Black color here demonstrates closeness to the outside world, internal search. White is the color of purification, peace and perfection, loosing fears and excitements. For most modern people, transformation of personality is essential for true happiness. Perhaps this is also a necessary condition for the survival of humanity as a whole.