Metacanon 1, 175 x 145 cm, oil on canvas, 2005. Courtesy of the artist
Metacanon 2, 230 x 130 cm, oil on canvas, 2005. Courtesy of the artist
Metacanon 3, 200 x 150 сm, oil on canvas, 2006. Courtesy of the artist
Pop culture fabricates all sorts of saviors.
A comic super hero or an antidepressant pill, they both secure the absolute simulacrum – the illusion of protection and security.
The contemporary iconography works in stereotypes.
These stereotypes manufacture copies of the original – archetype, and this particular archetype derives from the concept of God.
In fact the only information, which we cannot acquire by our standard means of perception, and which the religion is calling transcendence, can help us in the new interpretation and orientation for the symbolic systems.
Combining the elements of the orthodox Christianity and the secular iconography in the Metacanon cycle decomposes them and their shutter systems.
Goal: reconsidering their functions and the contradictories between them, uncovering the power seeking mechanism and strictures, determining their political and social roll.
Widely hypertrophied, the iconographic details are amputated from the backsword perspective of the evangelic ethics.
As post operated bodies, they bear the scars from the mass culture. Scars which they don’t want to cover up.
The most valued in the world and the most feared in the world don’t change their places here.
They are left to be in a merciless, egocentric perspective of the secular peace.
A world in which, nobody is sure in the inevitability of their demise.
A world in which, nobody is praying to God because this same Gog may send him someone who will insult him in the name of a spiritual growth.
“Metacanon” doesn`t deceive you that there is a different point of view except the apparent one.
It keeps your balance. “Metacanon” doesn`t take you out of your world, out of your horizon, out of your sight.
The modern man`s dilemma is not between a “God with a restraining mask” and “God – Batman” but in what closes the nameless thumb of God.
And do we have to exclude ourselves form a big part of our lives? This particular part which, in a manner of fact holds up the barrier for entering the world.
(With those cicle the artist was featured at Contemporary magazine – ’50 International Emerging Artists”, 2006)