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Statement

My artistic practice focuses on the development and the use of atypical means for representing the symbols of Language through digital imagery, texts, and sounds.

 

I became interested in Language during a period of introspection while searching for ways to disrupt the boring predictability of my thoughts and to articulate unusual answers to the existential questions of being. My attempts to come with original answers to the questions plaguing me were ineffective until I started developing the idea that every possibly sayable thought could be found in a semantic net formed by sequences of synonymous words. My linguistic explorations led to the formulation of patented methods for language generation (CIPO - Patent 2704163). They also  made me realize that artworks in digital age should not be necessarily defined by a single mode of presentation - whether as computer codes, images, sound patterns, or texts - which gave me the idea for the creation of software that not only can generate sentences but also can transform them into different abstract pictures and sequences of sounds.

 

Now, I create language-based artworks that can be read, heard, or looked upon, all of them differently representing speculations about anything and everything including the meaning of life and death.

 

My textual art - comprising of wordscapes and thesauri poems - documents the one-of-a-kind transformations of sequences of English synonyms into sentences and poems. For example, "Death results in omneity" is a sentence that can be found in many possible sequences of synonyms including the sequence: death syn. event syn. result syn. (result in + completeness) syn. omneity".

 

My digital sound art demonstrates how textual artworks can be digitally transformed into sequences of non-speech sounds and experienced as musical abstractions.

 

My visual art is the result of a symbiosis between my imagination and custom software for representing words and sentences as colourful abstractions. My working process starts with the compilation of a text. The words of the text are then digitally converted by the software into different abstract representations. Finally, I manually create a visual “translation” of the text by using computer mouse instead of paintbrush and generated by the software abstract representations instead of acrylic paints. My digital technique includes elements that are highly subjective and my artworks are created in a way possible for the first time in the 21st century.