My work investigates the act of creating everyday reality and the role that personal history plays in it. Using the architecture of a space as a point of departure, I explore how our physical surroundings interlace and influence our mental environments. In my installations and drawings, I examine the intersection of structures, time and light, documenting settings that give a distinct, altered perspective on existing details of objects and places. When transforming my experience of the site into physical representation, the place becomes a world where it is possible for the imaginary to equal the real.
Ever since I can remember myself, I have been noticing that there is always another side to the story. At first, I refused to believe that another truth could exist beyond mine, however, every time, sure enough, the other side of the story would reveal itself. It made me wonder what is true, what is certain and what is real?
In search of an answer I explore the dilemma of processing information. People are gathering, retaining and prioritizing information differently from each other. It fascinates me how we all get along without ever having the same exact experiences. Our worlds are self-generated perspectives and we are in a constant process of making up our own realities.
The images that I use in my work are of mundane nature. The common objects, environments, subjects and situations are clues to the understanding of our everyday decisions. It is the infrastructure of their relationships that represents the internal structures of every experience. The decorative elements in my work are converted into figurative. Embellishments change their purpose by becoming the main characters. The patterns act as a layout or a map of interactions between events. The sum of mundane imagery becomes unpredictable situation that shifts our original understanding of the objects and events.
The architecture of the places where my images or installations are sited activates the scene where my real-time world and mental landscapes start to influence and to change each other. Interactions between my two–dimensional and three-dimensional objects in my installations comment on the physical and mental reality of the environments.
Integral part of my work is drawing. I do drawings in parallel to my installations. Working two-dimensionally allowing me to escape the physical laws of gravity and impossible things become possible there. I use fabrics, my own photographs and magazine material as a source of imagery. I am using both sides of the paper to expand the physical space of the drawing.
Ultimately, I think understanding of the interactions between architecture, objects and light can guide me to the understanding of the way I create my reality, as well as spark my imagination to create a constant positive encounter with the external world. If our understanding of the world is limited only by our vision, can magic be possible?