16 May 06 by mariusz dydo
Monotypes “Monotypes” is a spontaneously emerging series, spreading like a vine creeper. Whatever is natural and unconstrained, within the space of the subject, becomes visualised in the form of a monotype with biologically textured surfaces. Their subjects are nothing but a prompt for chance which is restrained by the rigour of control. The series is a metaphor of a fight between the random and the planned. It is a metaphor of a fight between nature and reason, of balance between the idea and the actual creation. The starting point here is human being, whose single depiction disappears when confronted with hundreds of other depictions, as similar to one another as leaves of a vine, as a singular human existence in a crowd. Whether a spectator is willing to perceive the series as a whole and create an enormous collage of its single elements or whether he/she prefers to absorb single depictions depends entirely up to them. There are no rules or generally accepted preferences, there is no precise aim or cause. What remains is constant addition of subsequent depictions and the choice… Every monotype of the series is sized 25cm x 35cm. Acrylic on paper.