AFTER 9 DAYS IN VACUUM BOX¡¡¡
‘V3NUS | S3LFP0RTRA1T’
hight: 12 c’m
contains: gypsum, Kombucha leather, fungus, blood
*This work is a reference to prehistoric art – late stone age Venus figurines.
“I have always had a feeling that I am a stranger here …
There was always a feeling in the background that I was there, in prehistoric times … that I was the person painting on the walls in the cave, the mysterious person we would never know. Who was he? What did he experience and think when he painted there in the dark cave … alone?
I have always been very attracted to prehistoric art. I create a lot of works that are like prehistoric sculptures, like rock paintings. In these works I use “primitive” materials, I make them “simple” … I want this “simplicity”, this “primitiveness”, to work with the hands, to delve, to sink, to disconnect.
I choose figures like a statue of a woman, like “Figurine Venus”, which symbolizes matriarchy and expresses my strong attraction to the earth, mother figure, woman figure, womb, life source…
Perhaps this character is so attractive to me and I keep coming back to her in my art, precisely because I never experienced it, because I don’t know what a mother is, what a protective and enveloping figure is, because I never had a mother, because I never knew her, and I was never someone’s ‘Child’…
Maybe that’s why I’m so hungry for heat, why I need protection … and that hunger will never go away…
* Gaia, also known as Ashtoreth – the universal image of the goddess contains three forms or main titles – Queen, Virgin, Mother.”