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Artist Statement

Interests and Approach

My work is motivated by curiosity and passion for learning through creativity and communication. From the initial training in engineering, I transitioned into fine arts. Having to overcome my socioeconomic context in order to make that transition, I learned both to appreciate the privileges and to respect the responsibilities of being an artist.

I initiated my professional art career with the intensive exploration of the conceptual, methodological and technological potentials of drawing, painting and other disciplines of visual arts. Approaching the concept of universal computing machine with this experience in artistic experimentation, my practice has evolved into transdisciplinary exploration combined with theoretical research and teaching in new media, interactive and generative art.

My current interests are in the cognitive and consequential aspects of creativity, and in the ways of constitution, representation and interpretation of the notion of reality in symbolic and narrative structures. They have been primarily informed by the insights in physics, biology, evolutionary and cognitive sciences. My art projects explore the expressive and cognitive potentials of the event- and data-driven generative systems (visual, sonic, temporal and olfactory). Appreciating human invention in the arts, sciences, technology and in everyday life, I also want to identify the fallacies and biases it manifests, and to critically assess its consequences.

Production, Methodology and Style

In production I combine research, media experiments and generative techniques. My methodology is based on the principles of reduction, clarification and optimization in making compact, efficient projects and presenting them concisely. I consider technical knowledge and skills as the prerequisites for proper realization of ideas, and I approach the artistic technologies through critical understanding and challenging their creative potentials, (ideo)logical imperatives, shortcomings and contradictions.

My work is stylistically open, with no ambition for creating a monolithic poetic identity. The accent is on the intuitive and rational play with the challenges of my imagination, inventiveness, flexibility and sense of humor.

Appreciation of Art

Although the overall epistemological and political impact of contemporary art is marginal, I believe that it should always question and interrogate the relevant aspects of human experience, knowledge, notions and relations, and offer that questioning to the audience in an intelligent, straightforward and unpretentious way.

Life itself is far more interesting than the arts or any other isolated realm of human experience, but the arts enhance that insight by inspiring our specifically human need to transcend our circumstances.