"Behind the fig leaf"

2018

Art is a unique, autonomous concept. This is an expression of the artist’s freedom – freedom of choice of materials, topics and meanings imposed by the author, as well as expression of bondage – restrictions caused by socio-political, economic, cultural reasons.

My work “Behind a Fig Leaf” is an attempt to demonstrate this unity of contradictions in a sculptural ceramic object. An imitation of the texture of green copper covers a wavy object that resembles a shape. The specific structure of the work demonstrates the obsolescence of The Fig Leaf Campaign, a kind of an artistic action that was legitimized by the papal bull in 1557. During the action, fig leaves were massively mounted on antique statues, which changed the main idea of ​​the sculptor and the creation of a new art object.