Hârş is my first duo show with Horaţiu Christian, in Bucharest, at Atelier 030202, from the 13th of March till the 8th of April, 2014.
Hârş is a collective performance based on the phrase Scratch and Win, where the visitors intervene over the gray paint covering the images. To the now actant viewer the scratching is a cathartic process which transforms art from intangible object into playful act. Denying the distance between the viewer and the object of art has the effect of liberating the artistic gesture, inducing a sense of complicity in the act of creation.
photos by Ovidiu Vuia
My series, Scratch and Win (Lemonade), Art Dad, Smooch, Fan Girl and Purgatory Outlawed, compels the discovery to start from the details to the whole. They are playful games which, through the reduced visual field, create a sense of intimacy and makes the viewer partaker to the joke.