My work is in a broader sense always autobiographical. It began in 2014 with a series of self-mythologizing autoportrait paintings, often including some architectonic or interior design atributes. Slowly my attention moved to “figureless” still life – I was observing the things surrounding me and realized that the setting of one’s “habitat” tells a lot about him. The interest in the daily and mundane further led me to see the private spaces in the broader context of housing culture and urbanistic structures.
Despite the usual expectations connected to such subjects, my approach remains very personal, subjective and intuitive. I like to concentrate on aesthetic qualities of space and things – their structural elements, emotional qualities of materials, psychological tension between the parts.
I am reducing all the visual means to the neccesary core as I want the viewer to concentrate on the key moments. I like to supress any human touch...to my works, there are no visible brush strokes, the surface is very flat and everything shaped clearly and precisely. There’s a feeling of detachment, coldness, but in the same time somehow melancholic in their abandonment from any living form. These paintings are in a way photographical or render like. Perceivable as fictional reality, fake architectural sketches. Derived from actual photographs from an actual reality. This “pseudo-objective” process offers perspective on the usual surroundings which are experienced unnoticed, helping to better understand our layouts and the way they are connected to the daily experience.