In my process-based approach to image making, I am particularly interested in the visual exploration of a momentary nature of time and space. How our perception of time affects the way we maneuver within the grid of our information-intensive environments that, eventually, often become a series of exclusive and personal realms. I am interested in exploring the environment where individuals, although physically similar to one another, are separated by landscapes that are increasingly dissimilar.
Walking is an integral part of my work and a way of capturing, as I call it, the spirit of a place. I usually start off with a fast pace and then slow down gradually while tuning into my surroundings. Walking is my opportunity to indulge in a brief moment of reflection and contemplation. The more I observe landscapes I move through, the more often I ask myself the same questions:
Is our immediate environment as predictable as we often assume?
Is it familiar because we cast a membrane of knowingness over it, so we no longer see the details?
How and why do we suspend awe in those landscapes?
Our perception of landscapes and time constantly changes as a consequence of technological advancement and constant acceleration. This is especially true in our times when technology and culture interact with each other more than ever.
All the reflecting, intensified by different encounters and conversations during my walks and travels, has been a driving force in my exploration of the environment. The environment that comprises of both natural and urban habitats and has an inherent ability to instill in us a feeling of awe and consequently restore balance to our lives.
As an artist, I have taken on a task to use my observations and collection of raw material to build visual worlds where awe and time reside together. My goal is to recreate spaces, or rather capture those moments, that intrigue and encourage a viewer to find some time for contemplation and reflection. A moment we all need to live a healthy and balanced life. An opportunity to slow down and reflect, so that we may witness the whole world stopping in front of our very own eyes.