Objects from the "Spring - 21" project

A botanic attraction charms us and draws our attention. The artist, as a consistent didact, teaches us the contemplation of becoming: when the light shifts, like in the world of Plato’s cave, figures of understanding are born – schematics. The beakers throw shades on the wall, or suddenly withdraw into transparency.

The symbolic configurations of the laboratory vessels form an allegory of the human body – cavities and streams, connections and dissolution of one into another. The culmination of the exhibition is a barely noticeable event that has profound symbolic importance for the author. The phenomenon of water dispersion, presented as an exquisite gastronomic dish through a system of retorts and flasks, is captured as the fluid algebra of radiance.

The disintegration of the spectrum forms a luminous rainbow, as if hinting at the co-natural character of art as tidings from God. “And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God [and between the earth] and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.” – Genesis 9:16.