Seasons: Andrei Gamarț

6 - 31 October 2017
Works
Overview

Seasons is about a man seen up close, up extremely close, questions what really means to say that something is/ is alive / has life.  It's quite a challenge, because it's almost impossible to depict life in something concrete, fixed, something deprived of its temporal, transcendent characteristics.

Installation Views
Press release

Mobius presents Seasons, a solo exhibition of new works by Andrei Gamarț. The exhibition is on display from October 6th through October 31st at The Hub - Pop-up Mobius, hosted by Media One.

This project, about a man seen up close, up extremely close, questions what really means to say that something is/ is alive / has life.  It's quite a challenge, because it's almost impossible to depict life in something concrete, fixed, something deprived of its temporal, transcendent characteristics.

How do I portray life and also have it appear real? I will try to place the being organically in time, not in an abstract time-as if it were placed in a measurable space in which it can step forward and back-but in a continuous flow, lived purely in accordance with the movement of time itself.

The series includes four large canvases that are arranged in a circle, without a beginning or an end, to give the feeling of flow and to let the spectator have the experience of "movement" (of the action of being moved). It's like setting you free to float on a river where you are aware of your own place in time while also being conscious of the flow, of the passing of time itself. The flow is only felt. To address it amounts to losing it through your fingers, because to look at it carefully, you need to stop and steer away from your experience.

Why Seasons? In a way, it is a pretext for a wider framework, where continuous metamorphosis defines living things within the world. The experience of death and birth, the experience of creation, the experience of closeness, of alienation and of forgetting.

Let's assume that man is a direction and that life is a passage. (Andrei Gamarț, artist)