BLUE CORAL, 39x37inch, metal, silicone, 2020
Blue Coral is made from my silicone sculpture pieces that I created and showcased across the country as dresses at New York Fashion Week , Pier59 studio, Los Angeles fashion Week and were used in numerous photo shooting and music videos. After all these events, I melted the silicone pieces- dresses together and the result is three sculptures titled Blue Coral.
As a sculptor I started to use silicon because I was fascinated by this material and it strongly reminded me of the nature of New York city, where I live. In this city, everything seems so organic like you are in the jungle but everything is man made - often a toxic prototype of our existence. Silicone was a perfect material. I could shape it and work with it almost like a drawing, it looks completely organic and reminds me of a fragment of wild nature. Except it's not organic at all. It has become my favorite material that fulfills all my desires.
I love the process of working with it. At the beginning it's really almost like a 3D drawing, then comes the sculpting part, when you shape it and the final step is painting and coloring the final piece
EVOLUTION OF GOLDEN DROP
I call the piece, which stands a little over seven feet tall, “The Golden Drop.” Aside from boasting a certain whimsical cachet, the sculpture has something that makes art more than just an aesthetic physical item—it has a lively past. Because “The Golden Drop” has shape-shifted numerous times, the piece boasts a unique narrative—complete with twists and turns, and stories of journeying across the country. In December of 2018, the sculpture, in its digital form, was selected for Art Basel Miami.
The sculpture is made from silicone dresses which were showcased across the country at NYFW , Pier59 studio, Los Angeles fashion Week and were used in numerous photoshooting and music videos.
“Absolute Recyclation” was a campaign from EverWhere Agency for the sweden brand Absolut Vodka in Prague. The main idea was to work with used material and convert it into something new in order to eliminate waste and support the ecology circle. The stand up logo was saying- “to give it a second life “ As a material, we collected over five hundred empty Vodka bottles and metal tubes to create this installation.
This sculpture was exhibited at Scope, Nyc, 2020. I have been working with the theme of masks for a very long time. It started six years ago with my first experimental film which was projected at Manhattan Bridge. As a main and only one character in that film I wanted to cover my face so I created my first mask. The mask got a lot of attention because it was extremely beautiful and functional. I found a lot of freedom in making these masks and using them in my performances or short films. It gives you a freedom to express yourself without to be self-doubting and afraid of judgment.
After using these masks as a main element in my interactive and performative work I decided to adjust them into final shape and let the masks be an independent object-sculpture. It's typical for all my work to have the story and meaning behind. These sculpture masks become my escape buddy from reality.
The material is always diverse and I am inspired by my surroundings where I am at that moment.