In my artistic practice, I often create collages using glossy magazines. The method itself is well-suited to the study of one of my key themes – the search for integrity. I identify two key processes within it: filtration and reconstruction.
Often my working material is glossy magazines and the latest information being released in the world of information. Filtration, cutting out, purification, the selection of the material – this is a key stage, the moment of meeting with the stream of entropy and chaos, its unavoidability. I work through each magazine in detail: I cut up each page into sections and sort through them, with the significant fragments becoming the building material. The magazine can't be replaced, for example, with colored paper, what's important is the flow of thought that carries the ore and fragments along with the precious ingots, the meeting with aggressive informational noise and its processing.
The second key stage is the search for integrity. Of the varied fragments selected, I put together a new whole, I look for natural, organic ways to link them. I observe the way in which a form is gradually molded by my hands, and images and meanings materialize.
During an era of "art without craft", when the "fabricated" nature of the work has long since receded into the background, the many hours and even months of painstaking work involved in the process of searching and making are of crucial importance to me. That process cannot be delegated to a third party for execution, it's a personal, therapeutic, almost existential practice that provides access to powerful conditions, to a new quality of practice that transforms both the material and myself to an equal extent.