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"Cosufferer". A mannequin created expressing a flayed man, wrapped in bubble wrap and marked with a label “Fragile. Handle with care”. Size: 185 H x 50 W x 40 cm, 2015

Now that the world is convulsing in accelerating disasters and catastrophes, escaping from reality has never been more appealing to people providing them with a substitution for problem solutions or plunging them into the world of illusions. Like spreading love on virtual objects, religious chimeras or showing pseudo-concern or pseudo-solidarity by applying the color filters to profile pictures on Social Media. We are used to live on the first signal system which doesn’t allow us to perceive another man not as an enemy but as a fellow-sufferer, fragile biological entity, aimlessly left alone to survive in the middle of indifferent Universe. Throughout our lives we are engaged into a meaningless performance that is supposed to convince ourselves and others that we are successful and happy. We keep evaluating ourselves against others and often suffer from such comparison. We become mannequins radiating pain all around us. Appreciation of common suffering pulls us together and welds into a seamless whole, teaches us to be more tolerant, patient, merciful, indulgent and capable of love – that is what we all lack. A mannequin created expressing a flayed man, wrapped in bubble wrap and marked with a label “Fragile. Handle with care”. Size: 185 H x 50 W x 40 cm, 2015

"Love is pain. Deal with it! Or the persistent porcupines". Blackthorn. Size: 92 H x 110 W x 90 cm, 2015

"Love is pain. Deal with it! Or the persistent porcupines". Blackthorn. Size: 92 H x 110 W x 90 cm, 2015

The closer you get to someone, the more exposed all your sore spots become to that someone and the more prone you are to get hurt. The installation of two interlocking blackthorn branches is a metaphor for such relationship. But love is all about considering your partner’s sore spots and consciously protecting them instead of hitting them each time you are unsatisfied with something. Let’s abandon anger and forget insults, let’s get rid of self-pity and forgive each other, let’s discover peace and harmony deep inside our hearts and open them to embrace love to ourselves and others – even if it can be hard and painful at times. Size: 92 H x 110 W x 90 cm, 2015

"A silver lining". A foil on cardboard and steel chain. Size: 92 H x 55 W x 3 cm, 2015

This art work is named “A silver lining”, inspired by the proverb that every cloud has a silver lining. The message of the painting is that you can’t start a new relationship on a fresh page, you have a backstory and eventually your cracks, scars and imperfections become visible, however without your past you do not reach your future, your silver linings. Soulmates become bonded as kindred spirits and reflect each other. We are attracted to those who are similar to us. Love is about rumpled silky sheets, though it is also about chain as a symbol of connection, reliability and limitations. A foil on cardboard and steel chain. Size: 92 H x 55 W x 3 cm, 2015

"Life clock". Mirror, glass, steel. Size: 59 H x 54 W x 7 cm, 2015

To kill the illusion of a life line that is capable of getting extended or delayed I’ve designed a symbolic clock with a life line drawn in the middle of it and connecting two dots – Birth and Death. There is a red magnetic arrow labelled “You are here” which has to be moved along the line to indicate your current location. This confrontation with death gives a chance to wake up from sluggish, ordinary existence, get moving, feel real life and take personal responsibility for living it to become a “Übermensch” in the end. Mirror, glass, steel. Size: 59 H x 54 W x 7 cm, 2015

"My true existential New Year's tree". Glass mosaic on fiberboard and plastic chain. Size: 110 H x 126 W x 10 cm, 2015

Religion – is part of tradition. Tradition is something useful in the past and being perceived naturally in nowadays, but in its essence is not only harmful and comical, but also inhuman. Glass mosaic on fiberboard and plastic chain. Size: 110 H x 126 W x 10 cm, 2015