When put under pressure a circle deforms into an ellipse, also known as a conic or a second order curve. An elliptical shape bears something magical within; maybe it is a sense of dynamism or some kind of adrenaline and excitement. The manner in which this could be defined is the following: in theory, an ellipse bears its own significance in terms of disobeying the rules.

An ellipse does not antagonize. It has its own direction and it moves outside the rules. Here, perhaps, lies the attraction between my inner nature and the elliptical shape.

From a geophysical perspective craters can be distinguished between volcanic craters and impact craters. “In the broadest sense, the term impact crater can be applied to any depression, natural or man induced, that is a result of a high speed collision between a smaller and a larger body” (source Wikipedia).

An Impact crater is the result of a structural part of other planets’ or meteorites’ impact with the surface of the Earth. Collisions or clashes of one matter form the shape of the other. Their appearance marks the process of creation from the beginning till the disappearance. They symbolize the transience of the cycle of appearance.

In a metaphysical context, craters imprint time within time, space within space and energy within energy. Since meteorites transfer particles of potential life, they play a significant role in the formation of life in any kind of space.

Impact craters are the only ones that appear in my works on paper. This feeling of longing for a crater comes from the act of creation of its unique shape and dynamic which I transfer onto a sheet of paper using only one stroke. Still, while doing so, I do not suppress its real physical strength or a reminiscence of my own physical frailty.

The size of the paper plays a key role in the creation of my drawings and it determines further developments of the entire composition, as well as the size and the slope of the crater. A linear body of an ellipse simulates a crater which occupies the same position in the drawing, while the viewing angle varies.

By moving the axis and the focus that affect the dynamics and the vibrations of a completed drawing, I establish the unpredictability of the movement of the ellipse.  There are moments when it shrinks, then it stretches and broadens, but it always leads to the interior of infinity, without a horizon in sight. The crater has its own horizon inside its closed body where it retains its own isolated time.

Large format of the drawings and the dominant perspective of the crater’s movement provide a sense of slight vibration and a meditative pleasure. The viewers are introduced into a fluid experience of a timeless space in which they confront their own selves.

MOON © 2015

CRATER 05_10.16

CRATER 05_10.16, black india ink on kunstdruck paper 240g _ 280×200 cm ( 8xB1 ) _ 2016

CRATER 04_9.16

CRATER 04_9.16, black india ink on kunstdruck paper 240g _ 280×200 cm ( 8xB1 ) _ 2016

CRATER 03_4.15

CRATER 03_4.15, black india ink on kunstdruck paper 240g _ 100×210 cm ( 3xB1 ) _ 2015

CRATER 02_6.13

CRATER 02_6.13, black india ink on kunstdruck paper 240g _ 200×140 cm ( 4xB1 ) _ 2013

CRATER 01_4.13

CRATER 01_14.3, black india ink on kunstdruck paper 240g _ 350×200 cm ( 10xB1 ) _ 2013