I started painting graffiti on walls, as a teenager, under the moniker “Nar”. Over time, my relationship with art evolved and I began creating large-scale installations in derelict urban spaces. Participating in gallery and museum exhibitions led me to explore sculpture and smaller scale site-specific works.
Clothes, fabrics, plastic bags and all kinds of everyday objects and discarded things are my basic artistic media. I use these materials to create word-based art that communicates my personal experience. Playing with words and their meaning is a recurrent theme in my work, but in the past two years I have started focusing on more abstract compositions primarily considering the space and material. I feel one can create meaningful work from small, ordinary things found abandoned on the street. I see value in things overlooked by others and through my work I revive both the found materials I am employing and the forgotten places I select as open galleries to display my art, constructing meaning from the discarded and meticulously reconfiguring what society has worn out and broken. By observing the environment around me and constantly experimenting with new materials I try to keep the creativity going, which to me is of the absolute essence.
Her favourite person
Made out of children’s clothes – a flexible, malleable material – Her Favourite person is an artwork dedicated to love. “Brushworks” of tension are created from the different textures of clothes, while the colour palette is flowing from the fabrics’ tender hues. The composition is supported by a wooden palette, a sturdy and coarse material, compared to the delicate fabric, while the different elements come together with the use of glue. Through a series of allegories and metaphors the artist is conveying his personal experience regarding the universal emotion.
“…one can create meaningful things from trivial, ordinary elements.”
“Her favourite person”
Clothes and glue on wooden pallet
93 x 72 x 14 cm
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Alex in Wonderland, ACT II:
If you don’t know where you are going, any road will get you there