Preciouss Aggression, an Obsessive Reflection


The objects I am proposing for viewing are at the same time whimsical, intriguing and thought-provoking. They are meditative works on our perception of change, on the relationship between language and image, on exploring the ambiguous moment of transition, like the one defined by the Sorites Paradox.

I am interested mostly in the visual quality of the transformed objects but also in the new  perception of the altered object, after losing its original function.

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I am using common materials as nails, push pins, mirrors to disrupt the utilitarian function of the object. I was always intrigued by the perception of the term aggressive in American culture. In psychology, as well as other social and behavioral sciences aggression refers to behavior between members of the same species that is intended to cause pain or harm. However in humans, aggressive behavior is often celebrated and from mythology to movie culture heroes with aggressive behavior are emulated. Aggressiveness seems to have especially a visual appeal. Using an aggressive visual language. I attempt to transform everyday objects into appealing artifacts that distract from the menacing aspect conveying  a desire for a tactile experience . In this series art tends to go back to the magical ritual manifesting itself in a contemplative manner. The artist becomes the equivalent of an nganga – the ritual specialists in Central Congo – attempting to draw magical forces into play. The object becomes a receptacle for these forces via the artist.  Every nail, push pin and mirror attached to the surface of the object, document a sealed vow or an effort to eradicate evil.

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