Kyiv. Ya Gallery Art Center
28.10.2015 – 23.11.2015
Fruits project completes the series of creative experiments, performed in 2013 and 2014. I name them as a kind of «semantic trilogy»: Grain Memory, Florescence, Fruits. Taking into account my weakness for programmability, I have to confess that the course of events was foreseen in spring 2013.
After «Grain Memory» everything has gained a symbolic cycle with «agricultural whiff», «piece of black soil», and I don't change the subject, «pottering around» I'm trying to find the meaning of the life. The new project is a reflection of my life events. Used materials are very important and valuable for me. Contemplating such ordinary facts, I'm rethinking them, transforming into a new subjects, but don't release them from their own history.
The project Fruits is the crown of the previous researches. Grain Memory and Florescence projects appealed to the cultural memory, its visual aspects, where the laconic simple forms (grains, fruit) were chosen as the embodiment forms, which have created the complex associative objects through their own layers. In the first project editing, «fruits» moved in the same direction, but in a process of work flashbacks of old intentions and archival materials were kept growing, they were ripening, waiting for their time. Overgrown with a high variety of visual information, «fruits», formally, were turning into books, similar in forms but unlimited in content transfer possibilities. The metaphor of a book as of a fruit is very simple. However, this very particular simplicity allows showing the full range of this comparison, and the fruits development stages (ripening, maturity, senescence, the transition to a new existence form).
Such wide symbolic range makes a visual content extremely varied, sometimes it's even difficult to combine in one space. Furthermore, graphic book size allows finding the common denominator of them. However, none of the books loses its autonomy, showing itself through the special subject and own style. There are both: common abstract ideas of body (quite universal in their definition (for example «Harvest object»)) and works, based on the documentary video sand based on my own specific experience (from which metaphoric rods are grown and book structure is formed). In such themes variety, after all, the origin of each book could be observed: «Kopachi kopayut kopanku (People who are digging the small pond)» and «Gatherer» − «Kopachi Naive/Modern», «Lyubka. Her grapes» − «Florescence», «Fruits book» − «Grain Memory» etc.
So each book is a kind of the «conceptual concentrated product» that may turn into a self-contained project. That's why «Fruits», on the one hand, closes the cycle, on the other hand − potentially opens a new one, everything is according to the canon. Now there are 12 books, as much as clock points and months of the year, so in the present understanding of fruits it is the end.