|Abstract: ||The main theme of my doctorate studies are the terms Sacred and Profane in the context
of the Christian culture. These terms are immeasurable in its wide and deep meaning.
I express my feelings and thoughts through the colors and material structure of my graphics,
even its tiniest component is indispensible and has a certain meaning. I picture Sacred
as a complete excellence, something extra sensual, pure. However, Profane is material.
It creates an esthetic and colorful burden; it’s a longing, searching for satisfaction. I’m
trying to show through my graphics how the will to follow Sacred influences our fight
with flaws and exchange of what’s temporary for something complete, the light and
eternity. Choosing the right technique is strictly related with the theme, while the attempt
to express something mystical is related with using non material substances like the light.
To fully understand my graphics is crucial to be sensitive to each and every component
of the artwork, including: texture, paper grammage and substance, contrast and color
depth. All of these components cause emotional and sententious impact.
All of these components cause emotional and sententious impact.
I’d like to continue the thought of professor Filipowska by calling these series of work
as contemplative art that shows “great values with the language of beauty”. Thanks to the
abundance of graphic technics I’m crossing the line from the darkness, that is materiality,
towards the exit for humanity, the light; the Absolute. I’m also inspired with the abstractive
art, especially the theories and work of Kazimierz Malewicz and Wassilij Kandinsky.
Following their footsteps I’m continuing their search for art that’s intuitive, sensitive and
ascetic in its stylistic devices, to show the mystical richness of the metaphysical experiences.
I can distinguish the universality of art in striving to portray something intangible and
extra sensual. That’s why I often refer to, both in content and material, to “writing icons”
as means to partially cover the road of the emotional and spiritual dialogue. I endeavor
to show the light’s mysticism using it as a tool, goal, as well as an integral component of my
works. Moderate and thought-out colors of the graphics enable me to clearly and precisely
express my intentions and symbols contained in each of my masterpieces. White, gold,
black broken with blue have a specific ideological and symbolical expression.
While working on my work series Sacred and Profane – illustrate the invisible, I discovered
another manner to express myself artistically. I broke out of part of my conservatism,
which was characteristic to my works till now, thanks to numerous technical experiments
and opening up for a bit of randomness, as well as accepting the natural character and
features of each material I used. In addition, the moderate stylistic devices allow a deeper
and more emotional reception of my creations. I hope that esthetic experiences from watching
my graphics will move the spectators and lead us to meditate, contemplate, and listen
to our inner selves to perceive something timeless.|