Alma Bakiaj (United Kingdom) an artist’s statement
My art is an attempt to process visual objects in a way that strongly suggest the presence, but also the absence. Through the observation of my personal environment, I show a new reality, a result of a subjective perception. I look for the depth of the pneumatic space to achieve an indeterminate image that distracts the reading of the work. I use the technique of blurring of the objects through a monochromatic color. The objects do not have a normal configuration. They create multiple vanishing points. The shapes and the lines vibrate together. A rectangular shape is not what it seems. The lines seem to be parallel, but with better observation, the viewer concludes that it is only a quadrilateral shape consisting of non-parallel lines. A building’s facade is ‘architecturally incorrect’. An architect would say that the building would collapse if it was based on this plan. That's what interests me: the game of minimum deviation of lines, the objects show an ‘objective representation’ of the depicted subject, but it is not as it seems. I study the meaning of the ‘uncertain image’. It is that image that has got multiple interpretations and creates mind games, so I can invite the audience to give or complete its meaning. I find it quiet interesting how this kind of images can activate imagination and thoughts. ‘I see- I think- I wonder’ are the three key words that I involve to my art.
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