“My task is not to describe reality but to replace it”
My artistic practice is focused on the invention and the application of unconventional techniques for representing the symbols of human Language. Analogous and digital, my art explores the dichotomy between “the immaterial” thought and its material manifestations, between the imaginary “original” and the multiplicity of the digital replica, between the sensory and the conceptual, between meaning and appearance, and between the computer code and its realizations.
I became interested in Language during a period of introspection while searching for unusual ways to disrupt the boring predictability of my thoughts and to articulate unusual answers to the fundamental questions of Human existence. My quest opened my mind to the idea that every possible verbal thought could be found in a net formed by sequences of synonyms and antonyms. While, with the help of an English Thesaurus, I “browsed” the net of words, I found the blueprints of novel for me revelations that led me to the development of patented methods and custom software for language generation and representation (CIPO-Patent-2704163). The software enables the generation of different English sentences and non-identical visual and sound patterns representing these sentences which I use as building blocks of my creations. In broader sense, my artistic use of a computer code to convert one art form such as text into another such as music or moving images questions the notion of art being presented and experienced in terms of one original medium only.
My non-schematic approach, combines a joyful randomness and premeditated irony in the process of my creative correction of reality defined by adjectives such as “absurd” and “incomprehensible”. In my digital universe, where the virtual bodies and colorful faces of my creations pop in and out of actual existence, the semantic net is my mentor, cognition and the imaginary are my muses, the mouse is my paint brush, visual patterns are my acrylic paints and sound patterns are my alphabets.