The artefacts of civilization
Nowadays in a time of new technologies, living in an madness motion of medicine development we’ve became witnesses of scientific revival of body interest. Now Human body pretend to be a product of society, history and culture moreover we can say that it turend to artefact of followed impacts. Inside the artificially shaped world – as Stanisław Lem wrote once – human being is claimed to be the last artifact of nature. Before our eyes this process generally called the cult of the body is continuing and growing in strength. Thus we’re waitnesses of the probably the gratest cultural revolution concerned on body and human carnality. The age we’re living in now, we can boldly called the epoch of body engineering. Thanks to medicine’s and bilotechnology’s achievements body manipulations aren’t obstacle yet anymore. This process doesn’t seem to be private matter only, it reflects also on general social and cultural life.
In my works I wanted to remind the origin refers and meanings of human body. I interpretate body as a hull, here. Covering that provide a permanent contact with the outside world. It is shaped, created and manipulated by the outwards. The body escaping from burden of further traditions, fell into new slaves, society is impressing new traces on it. The body is being carved using ever newer tools. Therefore it becomes a sort of unique specific mask created by the condition of the environment and symbolized by each material I used. As well as the background of paitings is not meaningless. I strive for keeping it neutral in order to present individual as a sign. And this is because I’ve chosen the white colour what is associated with the plethora of interpretations. For instance the comparision of white material to shroud that the human corpses were wrapped into. Moreover it is a colour connected with the Absolute and the Light. Each of human monumental creature increase in its form to rank of a symbolic dimension, the monument of human character of these days. I becomes an artifact of humanity, the artefact of civilization.
(12 works, mixed media, HDF board 8mm dimension: 250 cm x 95cm)