Technique: Acrylic on hardboard Dimensions: 92x92 cm (≈ 36x36 in) Year: 2019

not even gods
are devoid of
oblivion

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Liberalism

Technique: Acrylic on hardboard Dimensions: 92x92 cm (≈ 36x36 in) Year: 2019

The painting represents the sum of thinking about probabilities of random events occurrences, summed up in theories and arguments such as the law of large numbers, Boltzmann brain, infinite monkey theorem and similar. What they all basically say is that given enough time or chance any conceivable event can theoretically occur. This is a scientific approach to explaining how a pretty much ordered universe sporadically even sustaining life came about and god knows it’s had time!

On a micro level, this can be translated to Jung’s synchronicity, i.e. widely experienced meaningful coincidences, but meaningfulness is a tricky human term which cannot be externalized at will. Without the leap of faith, who’s to say we’re more than a random occurrence? To answer the conundrum in a jocular way – give it time!

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Liberalism

Technique: Acrylic on hardboard Dimensions: 92x92 cm (≈ 36x36 in) Year: 2019

I am aware this one could be easily compared to one of Damien Hirst’s pill paintings, however, I believe it is conceptually very different and it has a distinct narrative which makes it my own.

The painting speaks of love and understanding as the basis of a thriving relationship and scattered mama’s and daddy’s little helpers symbolize the totality of such prerequisites, here reduced to just two to further broaden the theme and to specify it at the same time – can love be chemically induced or at least sustained? I can think of a number of ways where it can. So, if yes, then is it any less true or real? Is the world any different or true to someone wearing eyeglasses? I believe not. So, the tricky part, as always, is to accept the human condition.

The title, I think, is the most fitting to accentuate this point.
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Liberalism

Technique: Acrylic on hardboard Dimensions: 92x92 cm (≈ 36x36 in) Year: 2019

It takes a decisive moment to declare a painting done; a moment in which you feel that you’ve done your best and that from that moment you can make the painting only worse by continuing to work on it. This was even more true on this one since it visually doesn’t contain much. Yet it spoke to me so I decided to stop right there. I have to admit that it even involved some courage to stop since it all happened so unusually fast. Still, I remembered Picasso who said that a painting can never be done too fast, which is very true in it’s own sense.
So I signed it and that was that.

The painting represents infinitesimal odds at which what generally constitutes as miracles occur, such as life in the universe (excluding the creationism approach), i.e. every other event in which all its pre-requisites have aligned to make it possible.

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Liberalism

Technique: Acrylic on hardboard Dimensions: 92x92 cm (≈ 36x36 in) Year: 2019

Inspiration came from a Pink Floyd song of the same name I was listening to while doing the previous painting. I think it is pretty much in line with Storm Thorgerson cover artworks he did for them, and it hits the point.

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Liberalism

Technique: Acrylic on hardboard Dimensions: 134x67 cm (≈ 53x26 in) Year: 2019

Revisiting the idea of abstraction giving illusion of reality. In essence, all shapes on a painting are abstract, the difference is whether they try to describe reality or to abandon it. Here they try to be both, and as a result one can easily switch between abstraction and figuration.

The painting itself speaks of truths we hide from others and ourselves.

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Liberalism

Technique: Acrylic on hardboard Dimensions: 67x67 cm (≈ 26x26 in) Year: 2019

This one started out as the fall of Icarus consideration, but I decided to broaden its meaning. I am particularly satisfied with how it turned out – painting flowers, butterflies, puppies and, obviously, feathers is not something I am inclined to do. I tried not to paint it beautifully (as if this were a problem :)) and I think it is precisely this that differentiates the work from what would otherwise undoubtedly turn out to be a kitsch. It also accentuates the said brokenness.

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Liberalism

Technique: Acrylic on hardboard Dimensions: 67x67 cm (≈ 26x26 in) Year: 2019

Be it himself or be it the environment, man cannot but be a man, and his nature is to want.

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Liberalism

Technique: Acrylic on hardboard Dimensions: 92x92 cm (≈ 36x36 in) Year: 2019

A stylistic-conceptual blend between Out of the blue and Migration micro-series. The effect of massive work migrations will eventually hit the country’s head, and it will hit like a hammer. As with everything, the failure to acknowledge a problem and act upon it can only make it more severe.

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Liberalism

Technique: Acrylic on hardboard Dimensions: 92x92 cm (≈ 36x36 in) Year: 2019

The work uses a chess problem where 8 queens are placed on the board and none of them is in direct line of fire of any of the others to illustrate the nuclear powers’ Mexican standoff. Any (reckless) move leads to a dark scenario appropriately called MAD (Mutually Assured Destruction). What is at the stake is nothing less but life itself.

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Liberalism