When you are into cars for a while, you start to see and explore them in a different way than most people do. My fascination started with an admiration of a car itself- a beauty, superficiality, its smoothness and perfection.I took and admired car just like Roland Barthes wrote in his essay about New Citroen (1957).
I think that cars today are (…) the supreme creation of an era, conceived with passion by unknown artists, and consumed in image if not in usage by a whole population which appropriates them as a purely magical object (…)
While going further, I started to feel a temtation to destroy this beautiful object - to see it’s vulnerability. During this stage of fascination I took cars and burned them, crashed them and drowned them, which I photographed in Automotive Stills series. While working with damaged cars I started to feel fear. That kind of fear you feel when you drive by a huge car crash and tell yourself a story of what happened. By that time I realized that car is nothing more a death trap, a killing machine and an extension /prothesis/ of human body.
The project Cold juxtaposition is a material comparison of human body and a car. I am putting together almost abstract segments of skin and metal. The compositions are paired by structure, color and material to evoke and intesify feeling of body’s weakness and objectivity.