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Misha Diaconu

Fleinvær Stories

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21.03.2024 — 20.04.2024

Fleinvær Stories transposes the sum of integrated visual experiences of the artist during the months spent on the islands near the Arctic Circle, a world detached from urban anthills, that challenges introspection. The Norwegian realms at the Arctic border have a unique plasticity: austere, lunar, claustrophobic, yet at the same time populated with microscopic details; these were for Misha Diaconu a complex exercise of observation, calibrating her own visual repertoire with new ways of perceiving and examining the morphology of the surrounding environment. The artist proposes a visual analysis based on a simultaneous process of zooming in – zooming out towards nature and the environment, generating the selection of a visual surface, thus creating a new morphological scale, a different model of thinking about proportion and architectural work.

This series integrates objects whose character is miniature, where the emphasis is on details, some strange, unreal, uncomfortable, tense, unnatural, and inorganic, although each form is inspired by an element from the nature of the Fleinvær islands.

 

The Nordic experience has brought a series of modifications to the artistic discourse, leading to a distancing from the figurative, an interruption of narrative through the structure of form – character, which has been replaced by a type of abstract plasticity, whose physiognomy is generated by a completely different type of observation. Therefore, the exhibition presents works with schematized, simplified configurations, which non-mimetically refer to relief, shapes, rocks, vegetation, and the light of Nordic landscapes. There is a chosen, striking tension between the organicity of the forms and their materiality, a dichotomy that can also be observed in the exhibition’s path, which offers an unusual scenography of artificial aquatic landscapes populated by metallic organisms. The exhibition involves, from both the perspective of viewing and the narrative logic, a multi-sensory approach through a complex visual installation carefully linked to space, involving: object, sound design, light design, and video projections; the artist’s intention being to create a multisensory space in which the spectator is fully integrated into this reinterpretation of the Arctic landscape. The works surprise with tactility; each organism emits, renders incompletely and distorts the reminiscence of a complex structure, of epidemic formations whose organicity is reproduced in metal, with different alloys.

 

The Fleinvær Stories series narrates through visual structures different specters of sensations and profound memories from a world whose austerity surprises with an imperceptible complexity to inexperienced eyes.

 

Ana Negoiță|curator

Fleinvær Stories

Exhibition Opening

Thursday, March 21st, 7:00 p.m.

Kulterra Gallery, str. Știrbei Vodă 104 – 106, sector 1, Bucharest.

This series integrates objects whose character is miniature, where the emphasis is on details, some strange, unreal, uncomfortable, tense, unnatural, and inorganic, although each form is inspired by an element from the nature of the Fleinvær islands.

 

The Nordic experience has brought a series of modifications to the artistic discourse, leading to a distancing from the figurative, an interruption of narrative through the structure of form – character, which has been replaced by a type of abstract plasticity, whose physiognomy is generated by a completely different type of observation. Therefore, the exhibition presents works with schematized, simplified configurations, which non-mimetically refer to relief, shapes, rocks, vegetation, and the light of Nordic landscapes. There is a chosen, striking tension between the organicity of the forms and their materiality, a dichotomy that can also be observed in the exhibition’s path, which offers an unusual scenography of artificial aquatic landscapes populated by metallic organisms. The exhibition involves, from both the perspective of viewing and the narrative logic, a multi-sensory approach through a complex visual installation carefully linked to space, involving: object, sound design, light design, and video projections; the artist’s intention being to create a multisensory space in which the spectator is fully integrated into this reinterpretation of the Arctic landscape. The works surprise with tactility; each organism emits, renders incompletely and distorts the reminiscence of a complex structure, of epidemic formations whose organicity is reproduced in metal, with different alloys.

 

The Fleinvær Stories series narrates through visual structures different specters of sensations and profound memories from a world whose austerity surprises with an imperceptible complexity to inexperienced eyes.

 

Ana Negoiță|curator

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