Fundamentally unrealDigital Art Association and the Metamorphosis of Nature
“The real beauty of transience unfolds before us as a diversity which tantalizes and deceives. To conclude what our senses tell us is neither real nor unreal. It is temporarily real; pragmatically real; a combination of truth and falsehood; real in appearance and touch, but fundamentally – unreal. ” (Monadic Media)
The Contemporaneous events
– How and when did you start as a digital artist? Did you explore other forms of art first?
In my life, I have been attracted to various fields of creativity. I had the privilege to socialize with some of the internationally recognized musicians, writers, painters, and spiritual teachers. A few of them also embedded my paintings in their field of activity. Gradually, however, I became aware of their influence or “overshadowing”, and the intention to my original creative expression appeared. Almost a quest, towards something that defines us so unique as human beings. The beginning of digital tech activity was a synchronous act. As digital technology evolve, so did my imagination grew. The early multimedia works were triggered by the reactions to many weird social events in the past century(1983). Comming in touch with synthesizers, and all sorts of electronics – when establishing a music studio, was a revelation for me. I was participated in a series of group multimedia performances and later in painting exhibitions (Novi Rock, International Festival of Computer Arts, Pixxelpoint, Kibla…), between 1983 and 2009.
– How did your search for artistic creation evolve over time?
At some point, enormously! When embracing technology, already decades ago, I began to engage in various computer software, and so the first series of computer graphics were created (1989). In recent years, however, my “activism” is focused entirely on the www, by publishing artworks, reflecting on various existential issues, concerning society…etc. Being aware that it is not clever nor wise, to be smart in fields, where you aren’t informed enough, but can we afford to be silent nowadays? This world has not been created to be easily comprehended by its inhabitants, so there is a perpetual journey going on, to answers that mankind may discover in the future.
The artist’s Manifesto
I am managing a few websites, which are the artist manifesto. www.peacetraveler.org is an “I have a dream” website, about searching for alternative ways. At www.imaginaryart.org, I am focusing more on the concept of imaginary – that uncommon sense of “something”, that seems to be impossible to attain – in the sphere of the human universe. It is meant to be a constant work in progress. Here at www.digitalartwork.org, the content is focused on the creative force of Digital Art Association, as the oasis for adoration and endorsement of digital art. The association is purely virtual and avoids the status of the association on the physical location. As for the manifesto, we remain stoic, whatever the response may be…
About the surreal and imaginary concept
– How did you come up with creating the imaginary and surreal world?
I didn’t choose much between art style or genre. The surreal and imaginary concept has absorbed me at a young age. As familiar, there is a “frequency level” difference between surreal and imaginary. Although imaginary, initially is invisible to the public, it is present immanently from the very beginning of mankind, as surely as Omnipresent Consciousness itself exists… and persists. The so-called introspection in the form of questions, to which the mind cannot always find rational answers, mixed with ready-made constructs of truth, has shaped me into what I am today. It has fostered the imagination and inclination towards imaginary realism and surrealism as a primary art expression.
– Your artworks are full of symbols. Which symbols are most important and very personal to you?
I name my latest pictures, digital scenographies, as the older ones were personal diaries (airbrush and tempera). Digital scenography recaptures my subconscious depths, probably also a reflection of genetic archetypes, significant life lessons, personal expectations, as well as a fragment of Neo-Theosophy “symbolism”, which in its original sense, exemplifies in detail, the compendium of Earth energy records, known as the timeless book of Life (Akasha). It is the sphere of energetic conduit for direct contact with the universe’s potential network, that can be equated as the divine. Presumably, this is said to be the core concept of information, that clarifies contemporaneity, and, is yet to be discovered. The consequence is resulting in the imagery of paradoxical and incomprehensible…
The Ethereal Light as a redemptive symbol
– What is the inspiration behind your artworks? Maybe there are some stories behind your work that you can share with us?
Digital scenography represents the content focused on the integration of celestial, and exo-terrestrial phenomena, to which I am devoted. Everything in this world seems to be created for the benefit of our existence, and life can only thrive through the forces of nature. Scenography praises the key elements of visible and invisible life: the air, the water, the fire, and the soil… The majority of my artworks are containing ethereal light as a redemptive symbol. Mostly, they are the result of long, solitary, and patient work. Maybe, they will lead visitors closer to the deep contemplative perceptions of the world.
Tree of Life series (the Book of Life). The never-enough-praised call for the preservation of the giant trees and deep forests, that are one of the solutions to our greatest environmental problems.
– What do you consider the strengths of your artworks, visual or concept?
Everything matters, nothing is important… the artist is always right.
Journey through the enormous enveloping darkness…
– What motivates you as an artist? Is it curiosity, the search for beauty, the search for meaning?
Litle have I learned about myself and the world, if I was just forming opinions, that I don’t like to change, because I have become too accustomed to it? Probably there is no human being, who sometimes does not consider who he really is. There is a query, whispering deep inside, but somehow beyond our ability to grasp. What is life all about? Is it just a coincidence, a meaningless endeavor of a few decades of duration in which we may do everything we want? Or is there a purpose behind all, that we can truly know and accept as accurate, which gives meaning to all of life? Our self-awareness is marked by the inevitable fact of finitude. We are all on a short journey on a lonely speck in the enormous enveloping darkness, and I am inclined to the hypothesis, that any scenario is possible.
– How is digital art currently impacting the contemporary world in your opinion?
Although the past is essential for the comprehension of what the future holds, modern society mainly feeds on the alluring beauty of consumerism, and glamour, which doesn’t contribute much to the prosperity of the human spirit. This approach leads us to idiocracy. Nowadays, the real challenge is to form your own opinion based on personal experience or research, we prefer to capture mass-accessible information. Decadence does not have a time limit state of being. The CGI industry is very suggestive and makes a wonderful job. It covers all the areas of modern civilization and sets completely new standards for imagination and digital fiction. The only disadvantage is, that it produces so much content, just to chase away people’s boredom. We have forgotten that, above human laws, there will always be the ancient laws of nature and cosmos, but what will it take us, to respond?
– Today(2021), the world is facing the COVID-19 pandemic. How do you continue creating your art in these circumstances?
It upset the mortal being, lost among conspiracy, science, politics, vaxers, or anti-vaxers. It shakes to the very core, and it will cause more chaos in the world because the mind is what the brain does! But in long term, it helps!
– What are your new projects that we can expect soon?
I have finalized the After Earth digital artwork series in 2020. Currently, as well as in the upcoming period, I will engage with “the inevitability” of the After Life… series.
…Eventually, to outlast time and somehow to be immortalized in some form of sincere act or artwork…