[TISEA 1992] Artist Statement: Goran Stojanovic – A Deal, Saint and Face 2

Artist Statement

The idea is to create a photograph of a memory of the art around us, to photograph toward the inside of our mind. A picture or a painting never exists alone. It is always a part of a series of a higher wholeness. Each exists exposed to our memory for a period of time, and the impression of each creates a segment of the wholeness. When the wholeness is completed it becomes a memory and is left in the mind as a feeling.

I take a painting, art, and I subject it to the 20th century grid of the TV tube. I force it into the archetype of a present in order to photograph it. I destroy the existing art by imposing one layer of it over the other again and again until the moment when I feel that they have become a self-existing wholeness. A layer can be a whole or a part of a work selected by mind in the process of observation of the art. And that is the picture of a memory of the art that has been stored in our mind.

Works in Exhibition A Deal, 180 x 123 cm Saint, 110 x 160 cm Face 2, 150 x 103 cm

  • Goran Stojanovic, Australia