“Terra” is the cycle of paintings started in 1993. This cycle of paintings explains complex and diverse symbolism of earth.
This is not a series of paintings of some elaborated idea, but of more ideas, which interconnect and live in painting harmony and reflective context. The cycle was imagined from the beginning as composition of axioms of level, that is, harmonious and energetic interferences of ideas, symbols, allusions and associations in natural ambient of colors and level affinities.
As far as each painting is different and independent of other paintings, it harmoniously fits in and connects to others.
In this cycle I do not handle the illusion of space. I was seeking after direct area, the archetype of earth, free of illusion of perspective and space. Sensuality and naturalness of such spaces is hard to be registered by camera. The value and indirect experience of these paintings is reduced by making photographs. That actuated me to advance the technique to such an idea.
In order to get closer to natural area, colors are deprived of intensity and glow. A painting acts as natural surface, autarchic object, with all its sensual characteristics of natural surface.
The cycle is divided into segments (associations) which intertwine so the series of paintings Eros and Gaea consists of parts of paintings Polyptych, Geography, Act and Landscape.
The technique, as well as the colors and everything else, is subordinated to basic idea of painting and cycle by symbolic meaning and it fits in them ideally.
The colors and all the bases are made of persistent natural materials. Basis of all the bases is the canvas.