Yogurt Culture (2015 - ongoing)
The main compositions in the series are created with 3D modeling and simulations of physical forces and phenomena from reality.
The title of the series was inspired by a joke among the inhabitants of a secluded place in Upstate New York, which says: "If you want culture, you have to buy yogurt". This saying, mentioned by Louise Pirotta, a US artist, became the occasion for a small challenge between colleagues living in different countries.
Subsequently, I further developed the subject with new images, experimenting with various computer applications.
However, aside from the funny beginning, the exhibition refers to those associations, the symbol of which is milk as a primary nutrient and in particular the milk modified by microorganisms. These are the processes of fermentation and transformation, maturation, storage, nutrition, satisfaction of thirst / hunger, feeding with new energy - archetypal states that are essential part of the dynamics of life. In the works of the series, the yogurt is placed in the abstract spaces of sky or nothingness and is thus freed from any concreteness, which renders it the cosmic dimensions characteristic of myths.
More about the series at its dedicated site: Yogurt Culture
* Louise Pirotta's original joke: "I live in an extremely rural secluded area of Upstate NY, pretty much cut off from the rest of the world. They say here if you want culture you have to buy yogurt."
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