Zane Sutra. Artist Statement
When time is reduced to linear progress, it is emptied of presence. (John O'Donohue)
The centre of my painting is to make ones inner territory visible. Which means to turn oneself inside out. This is where my image elements (dome ceilings, water, smoke, war planes) come from. These essential symbols belong to my personal history and have turned into autonomous story lines, becoming factually absurd fragmented memories.
Lately my figurative work is painted from old images of provocative French Postcards. It is about women, death, religion and sex. Those women were real but remained anonymous. They are symbols stereotyping dangerous pleasures (like war crime and sex crime) and confronting horror, femininity and mortality. Painted characters are pointing to the misleading illusory imaginations that control our obsessions and phobias through the historical disasters. I enjoy the play around unfixed intellectual line between the photographed and the painted image, - between the truth and the fiction. It's good to ignore the gravity of 9.8 m/s2 and take off. No seatbelts!