Garden of the Demiurge Drawing by Mariia Bobyreva

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symbol of power
Resistance
Drop into the consumer basket
Modern Babylon

Art Description

Drawing: Ballpoint Pen, Acrylic, Black & White, Monotype, Ink on Cardboard.

What can we say about the reality that surrounds us? This is a dizzying, changing world - the world of accelerating social progress on the basis of urbanization and customer style. It is a consuming and endlessly producing world to consume again. It is a world of enslaving fake democracy. This is a world built like the Babylonian ziggurat, which, instead of gaining the desired "equality to God," was overthrown and its inhabitants divided.
The "Garden of Demiurge" (here analogy with Dante's Divine Comedy), conceived by me, unites human impulses for freedom, peace, and the thirst for change with the opposition of power (not only in the society, but also inside the individual), as well as opposition to consumption and The spiritual fall of the person, the rethinking of reality, an allegory to which one can also call the blackening river, which links all the elements of the composition.
The compositional solution combines the central axial principle of format organization and displaced centers (pyramids, etc.), which confirms and simultaneously creates a tension in the composition. In the center, along the axis - the central figure, symmetrically from it on both sides two more figures, symbolizing the principle of the society of consumption and liberation from it.
The right side of the work is anarchy, it means creation through destruction, the idea of liberating the individual.
Everyone is doomed to freedom, and even rejecting it is an act of freedom.
The pyramid, the most frequently used geometric object in my work, simultaneously embodies the idea of ​​the movement of the hierarchy. The object that connects its essence, directs the geometric form of the pyramid along a given route of the social vertical. The first hierarchy arose when a person learned what time and power is, and life and freedom were put on the scales.
The mill is a symbol of the cycle of our passions. It functions at the expense of water, initially clean, but gradually polluted by garbage consumer desires.
Stone Babylon (ziggurat) is a symbol of the estrangement of man in production and social sphere. I do not see, I do not hear, I do not speak. (each stone describe it). Such a diagnosis of social disruption to date. Every stone of a giant ziggurat is a choice. In ordinary stones, ordinary people know about the choice, but they do not need it.
Stone faces. They are simultaneously insensitive, stony and greedy and ruthless. They are a symbol of power.
Large-scale allegorical figures of social phenomena, which are solved in a graphic manner reminiscent of monumental stone reliefs. Small compared with the faces of the figures of people involved in the resistance, despite the obvious impersonation of hope, are also solved in a planar manner, and are filed without color, which connects them with other elements of the composition.
The art work "The Garden of the Demiurge" is the result of long reflections on general global themes, the rethinking of which is inevitable in a modern society.


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Garden of the Demiurge

Mariia Bobyreva

Ukraine

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Size: 61.4 W x 29.1 H x 0.3 in

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