ANIZOTROPYA has always been based on the Imaginative development of the Mediterranean mythology. Hesiod’s texts and the ones of Orphic theogony have always encouraged me to search for its expression in figurative art.

I was particularly interested in the moment when in chaos as a state of first elements, for some reason, an order (a rational order) started emerging, and everything began coming into being. It is different everywhere, for example, somewhere it started with the appearance of Erebus (the god of love), and in Derveni Theogony (Derveni papyrus) philologists have found “cron” (a blow) and “nus” (mind) in Cronus, i.e. a blow of the mind into sleeping elements or, roughly speaking, into shapeless matter of chaos.

So, what we see in the objects is a play and drama of a form and the formless, the well-ordered and chaotic, the senseless and intelligible, absurd and logical (proportional). There is also an allusion to Plato’s elements (fire, water, earth, ether).

The usage of Ready-made refers to the presence of that very archetypical origin in our daily routine. Having a Heidegger’s look at the porous brick, we can see the earth (clay), the burn (fire), and the parallelogram (the development of a cube), and the rhythm of archaic geometry as a bore (hole) and the golden ratio with proportion as a basis. The work also has other Read-made artifacts of the present day, which have the reflection of that blow (Cronus) and the energy of the sleeping chaos.

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