Kyiv . Ya Gallery Art Center
15.01.2014 – 10.02.2014
There is an indestructible force in everything unconventional that draws to it. Cradled in everyday monotony and permanence of generally accepted reference points, a person subconsciously craves disharmony, a push to wake up from the hypnosis of everyday. One needs only not to make hasty conclusions about the unconventional, not to prepare for a categorical rejection in advance. Take a little time and what was disorienting and confusing – an unusual rhyme, a cacophony of sounds, an uncomfortable composition of colors – will reveal its underneath essence.
Colors that don't combine and antagonize can strangely coexist and make peace in the zone of peripheral vision. If you look at such opposites with unfocused vision, this optical effect is revealed. Then, on the verge, in the zone of so speak, “dusting" – a unifying third color is born, and the work starts to come to life, color rhythms begin to move and gain volume. Spatial distance between them appears and what was not foreseen in the work manifests itself.
Something similar happens when an ear perceives unfamiliar sounds. One, who at least once spent a night alone in the nature, knows how troubling first minutes of being in an unfamiliar surrounding are, as you are listening into an abundance of unexpected sounds that suddenly surrounded you, flooded all around. And then comes the calm. What used to bother is reborn and becomes a part of some primary melody.
Disorientation evokes imagination – a space within you.
Disorientation is stress when in the confusion of first moments the ability to logically evaluate the situation is lost – as if all the senses are simultaneously involved. An object, a phenomenon is evaluated “here-and-now", from all the aspects. But after the first shocking impressions comes clarity – the surrounding and the space within unite.