GREEN DIARY / Densities
"The transformation of elements would lead to a new composition."
Christian von Ehrenfels
GREEN DIARY is a ‘visual notebook’, an in-depth study of the role of absence and flow in the artistic composition.
The pieces Compass Rose, Breakwaters, Gravitation, Delta, Strings, Midsummer’s Night, La Primavera, which elaborate on absence are basically motif- and rhythm structures, rotated, and set as organic forms. Absence is a result of zooming in on a certain detail of the picture, excluding important elements from the field of vision. The excluded elements seem to lose their importance – this causes tension as they might be the ones to convey the main message of the composition. Therefore any tiny yet integral piece, which seemingly makes no longer part of the whole, is particular because it has an impact on the work as a whole, also because it moves beyond the frame and acts as a negative form. The series urges spectators to notice and observe absence.
Heraclitus of Ephesus said ‘everything is in flux’. From a purely formal standpoint, the flow depicted in my work is nothing more than the process of tiny elements being structured into a massive form and various rhythms (Fingerprint, Poem about Love, Dividing Algorithm, White Noise, Disruption of Rhythm, Red Pines, Cape). It is a psychological phenomenon; the individual gives up his or her personality in the crowd and starts moving with it. This can be ascribed to the instinct to survive, as adapting to the crowd of people brings safety and requires a minimum effort from individuals. In my work the powerful effect is produced by tiny elements imitating each other and flowing in the same direction. Reversing a line or any other single unit alters the overall picture and the angle of light. If I present reverse directions on the canvas, latent forms unfolded by light appear along the borderlines. As a consequence, even a slight change of just one element’s direction may interfere with the spectator’s view.