FICTION OF REALITY
“I believe in the future resolution of these two states, dream and reality, which are seemingly so contradictory, into a kind of absolute reality, a surreality, if one may so speak. “ (André Breton)
My works depict the dynamism of remembrance and continuously reinterpret everyday situations. I emphasize the incidence, which composes seemingly distant elements into one given frame of space and time. Representing the reminiscent ego, the given images become dreamlike and personal, and the dynamic memory selects freely, composing a new, fictional narrative world, following the same principles that can be found in Surrealism. Beyond free association through photomontage and collage, my recurrent sources of inspiration are motifs and materials. Works that come into being this way reflect Central European situations in a studiously personal and ironic manner. These works start from the images of news coming from my actual surroundings. I then paint the protagonists from photos I collected onto the image layer to rewrite real news into fictional narrative situations using the technique of collage. Dynamic memory, and confronting and composing the real/unreal, experience/non-experience, all have a significant role in creating these works. During this process I reflect on the press too, by creating my own liberty of press in these works. Parallel and reverse time horizons meet in a visual way, within the transparent layers of the photo film just like in the ancient palimpsest. By fusing these layers, collage works become fictional images, and summaries of our social existence.