.. something about intentions
At one of my exhibitions, reading a visitors' book, I came across this reaction to my photographs: "Elaborate work, but it is not the thing my soul longs for. And that's what art is about." I can't dare to claim that I and my soul define the extent of art. Everybody indulges in having a chance to judge and feel like a somebody who is important, fair and innocent, leaving their own misery and inanity behind. My intention is not to impress as many people as possible. My pictures are aimed at people, creative in any field, because only they can appreciate and benefit from my work.
... something about vision
A spectacular vision, which seemingly fills all our dreams and desires, makes us be passive and not try to change reality. A man, who loses the ability to create his own images of desire, has nothing to resist desires driven by advertising and materialism. Trying to fight today's totalitarian picture of Spectacle through 'our pictures' as an option would mean sheer naivity. A new means of communication, not spectacular, is needed to be made up. I mean the communication between an artist, who exhibits his work to please people, and a spectator who, for the same reason, wants to establish mutual contact with a piece of work.
... something about eroticism
We tend to limit 'eros' to sex, pornography or ideally to dynamics of interpersonal relations. However, eros means something more. Eroticism is a mighty power which forms the world of morality we accept. In some cases it might tear it apart. Erotic movements, even though they seem to be small and unimportant, may create the whole new universe determined by new aesthetics and a new meaning. The change of general taste is more significant than the change of views. The views, with their inductions, refutations and all that intellectual masquarade, are only implications of a changed taste.