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Ladders The series of paintings 'Ladders' focuses on the questions of stability and aggression that co-exist and substitute each other in the c… Read More
Ladders The series of paintings 'Ladders' focuses on the questions of stability and aggression that co-exist and substitute each other in the contemporary society.‭ ‬A ladder is an ambiguous symbol.‭ ‬It can be used as an expression of success and power,‭ ‬endless crawling towards the top,‭ ‬which as well as the bottom remains invisible.‭ "‬Here and now,‭" ‬-‭ ‬the principle of Gestalt theory could‭ ‬become a slogan of a climber.‭ ‬However,‭ ‬a fall from a ladder turns its stability into an illusion,‭ ‬and danger is the only thing that remains real.‭ ‬A visual image of a ladder is deeply rooted in human's physiology:‭ ‬it might be perceived as a spine which has a function of support to the whole body structure.‭ ‬When the spine is unhealthy‭ ‬all the body is not able to move. This image can be used also to explore some actual social problems on the global level. The demand for a qualified working force and the complicated system of education erases the horizontal perspective of personal development,‭ ‬and substitutes it with a vertical career ladder providing no visible alternative.‭ ‬However,‭ ‬climbing the ladder is not ending‭ ‬in reaching the top, it is just valuable by itself, not by its aim. Each ladder in the series is an expression of a personal destiny,‭ a ‬short story of a strive to success and failure, it expresses hopes and pain of the contemporary society.‭ ‭The painting 'Stone' continues the topic by providing a psychedelic colourful panorama that united single 'biographies', developed in previous series. Read Less
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