Keywords: found object, nostalgia, imitation, copy, original, quotation, appropriation, ready-made, repetition, reproduction, fashion&society now and then.
I found this fake late '90s Prada in the closet among many old shoes of my mother. I wore them one night, they fell apart the same night. In the same time I found this panting of my mother, something she started working on probably 15 years ago.
I put shoes in correlation with painting as something that touches me, two things which belonged to her, it had some personal symbolic for me. Mater of moment and intimate feeling.
I saw unite - suddenly the form of shoes and that rubber sole get the roll of art peace, I saw the sculpture. The painting just emphasizes this artistic sensation.
In the same time, I wanted to make contrast between found object - shoes - which presents two things in the same time: personal nostalgia with object which is symbol of social nostalgia. Questions that appearing : time is passing, everyone's dying, things never goes back, things are coming back through different meanings.
Through my deeply personal emotions I wanted to point on subject that provokes me these days. Personal nostalgia vs collective nostalgia. Why is this so modern today? Why is in fashion, reedits are so important today, why is 'coming-back' so strong, so live more then ever? Where is the line between sincerity and irony?
Why so often we all living in the time behind us, in the time that is over? We want to back through various meanings and through different manifestations. Are these new expressions are often elevated version of old ones or it just seems so? Are we cynics or are we nostalgic, are we manipulators or we are manipulated ones?
REFERS ON OBJECTS WHICH CAN PRESENT SOME SYMBOLS OF TIME WE LIVE, SYMBOLS OF THE MOMENT IN WE ARE. IN THIS CASE OBJECTS FROM PAST WITH TRANSFORMED MEANING AND SIGNIFICANCE TODAY.
PRESENTED IN THIS MANNER, OPENING AGAIN THAT INFAMOUS QUESTION HOW CAN OBJECT CROSS FROM REGULAR, ORDINARY PEACE INTO A PEACE OF ART? BY WHAT CONDITIONS HIS CHANGING THE ROLE?
INTRIGUED BY NOSTALGIA AND IRONY, HUMOR AND SINCERITY, THIS PROJECT SEARCH THE LINES BETWEEN SOCIAL NETWORKING AND IMPACTS, EXPIRING DATE, ONE OF THE PHENOMENONS OF THE MODERN SOCIETY AND LIFE TODAY.
PROJECT STARTED IN AUGUST 2019.