The world keeps moving
"The world keeps moving" (2018) is a series of paintings developed from the previous cycle called “Salty air”. In the last decade I have been mostly working with the aspects of time perception and different temporalities that characterize natural systems. Therefore, this series comes as a natural continuum of my two years’ work in the sea medium, a medium of the spatio-temporal flow and volatility of the material world in its continuous movement. The concept of the exhibition set-up was designed in the gallery of St. Chrysogonus in Šibenik, hoping to establish direct communication to long and meaningful history of this space, previously a church dating back into the 12th century. This collection consists of 18 pieces, of which the one known as “Time unrolling/Sea” is larger in size and centrally located in the area of the former apse, while other 17 paintings, all of the same (vertical and smaller) format, are exhibited in the circular manner and they visually connect from both sides in one big central sea.
All pieces have a line of an empty horizon on the same level, and they differ in atmosphere, amount of light and type of sea (surface) movement. I wanted to express the dynamics of movement and repetition not only through content and gradation of the tone, but also through form, by designing the set-up using the composition and spacing in the rhythm of the wave amplitude. In this manner I wanted to show the time flow and duration essence in the form of an endless movement of the sea surface, so that the observer gets an opportunity to feel the unknown, undefined power behind the eternal movement and duration, the unperceivable spirituality of the nature and the world that surrounds us, yet still reachable through our senses in the very core of our (direct) perception.