The idea of the project was born from several points: the concept of "yugen", elusive beauty and intuitive perception, as well as the question whether there is a "red thread" that unites all the statements of artists, no matter what medium they use, no matter what era they belong to.
From these two questions, an internal dialogue arose, which, among many additional questions, formed one - is there any universal beauty that a person cannot question? The question is very ambitious to give an unambiguous answer to it, so this project provides only the artist's reflection, with which, perhaps, many will disagree.
Beauty is one of the most subjective concepts. But is there an aesthetic that cannot be criticized and ridiculed by a person? Perhaps the closest phenomenon to such a concept is nature. Nature, the elements, mother earth— are categories beyond the control of human standards, even if we try very hard to curb them. A person can boast and call himself the crown of evolution, but he is dependent on nature, he is timid in front of her, and she fascinates and has an irresistible power over him. Man has come out of nature, so he cannot question its perfection – his roots lie there. If you think about it, art always returns to nature in search of inspiration, answers, sources.
In the "Pokoi" (peace) project, nature has become the basis – still lifes are built on plant elements that act as a constant of the composition. At the same time, the artist wanted to create a feeling of twilight, impending night, when the outlines of objects are erased and only a feeling, an intuitive perception of the environment, and therefore beauty and life as such, remains. At this borderline time, many phenomena appear in a new guise, and the beauty hidden for the time being comes out. At the same time, with the onset of twilight, objective signs disappear, according to which it is safe to say that life still exists – there are only signs, flickers of life that we continue to intuitively read, which means we continue to feel life around us.
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