a zoom-in study
"To me, beauty is the wonder of wonders. It is only shallow people who do not judge by appearances. The true mystery of the world is the visible, not the invisible." Oscar Wilde, Dorian Grey
Since I was 10 I have been photographing the visible, playing with the results in the dark room, amazed that you cannot only store but also change your memories... 25 years later, with the advance of image digital processing, my horizons expanded beyond event with digital darkroom possibilities... Now, 32 years later I present you the results of my journey...
I always go one step further, see what is underneath the surface of the visible, but never lose contact with reality, that is why I call myself a photopuritan, all my source material has to go through the lens, nothing is generated by computer....it is all pure manual photomontage, kind of remix or augmentation/alteration of the visible. In the creative process I take a photo (usually at long exposure - "light painting"), then in a kind of sequence of aftersights I add layer after layer after layer, similar to a composer adding instruments to an arrangement, following intuition, meditating ...witnessing with awe...
The magic of abstract art is that every time you look at it you find different atmosphere, associations, feelings...depending on how YOU are feeling at the moment, you can use it as a kind of mirror... „The way you interpret symbolic forms has nothing to do with the form itself . The interpretation is a symptom of your spiritual condition“ Joseph Campbell
Since 2008 I have had a couple of exhibitions in churches, galleries, tearooms... I decided to start posting my work here for you to be able to see, comment, get a print... I find it great that you can order a print on canvass... I have done some research and decided to put my work here on DV because they allow to upload really large files which gives you a chance to get amazing quality and resolution ...
Music: Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Ayreon, Jaydee, meditation, new age music
Teachers: OSHO, Terrence Mckenna, Joseph Campbell
Artists: František Kupka, Alex Grey
Last year I went into animation, made an abstract film from my pictures, on 12/12/12 there is a premiere...
I am based in Prague, Europe
Let me know your associations, thank you