(...) My creative work develops in several
directions. One of them is in search of those aspects of urban mode of
living and spirit of the ordinary man which nowadays urbanisation passes
by with some haughtiness and condemns as “kitsch”, “outdated” due to
their inability to integrate in the fashionable forms of communication.
The man from the narrow patriarchal space instantly appears amidst the
sounding solitude of the panels, amidst the polished design of the
cupboards and standard kitchen interior and he needs to be convinced
that this is the contemporary way of living. This situation is now in
crisis because more and more acutely comes the feeling that something
extremely valuable dies out, something due to contradict the growing
dehumanisation in our lives.
This direction in my creative work produces works of art that depict the discrepancies between the pursuit of happiness and reality. In the painting “Rush hour” – in the overcrowded tram, among the multitude of unified faces, the face of a child shines as a sign of hope, turned towards the viewer. In “Central railway station” the anonymous passengers with suitcases are an image of the faceless man, enclosed by a heavy social fence.
In some cases I tend to use irony in order to
express my attitude to events which receive too pathetic and pompous
comments. The painting “Launch of the site” ridicules the empty
ostentation of such “official” happenings, the replacement of real
values when controversy is hidden or seemingly smoothened and
complicated human relations are aligned.