"Field of Dreams" series. 04.
|Material||Canvas, spray, oil, felt pen.|
The drawings, paintings and objects in this series were created using the artist's signature method of "find and improve": the artist mixes prints, oil paints and stickers, creating a multi-layered tautological collage. Inside, they feature separate digital collages – "photoshop contests".
The name of the project refers to the fable "The Dragonfly and the Ant", though it has been changed beyond recognition. It's as if we begin with a story about a grasshopper and an ant, but then the subject changes so drastically that we lose the thread of the narrative.
The artist uses "photoshopped" images as a special technique and adds it to the traditional painter's toolkit, alongside the line and the spot.
It functions like a special "extra-charged" brushstroke. Including "photoshopped" images and internet pictures in paintings is an attempt to make "laughs" do serious business, to harness the fun into serious art.