Turbofolk, a figural sculpture collection, is a moralistic appeal to reflect on today’s consumer-oriented world. The Turbofolk collection portrays the social problems associated with religion, gender, racism, ecology, and similar topics, and opens questions such as the use of power and the freedom of perception. It ironizes people’s connection to fleeting things and draws attention to the fact of separation from profound life experiences.
Turbofolk serves as a mirror to contemporary society while acting as a catalyst for a transformative vision.
It inspires hope and deep beauty, prompting a nostalgic reflection on our origins. The collection highlights the disparity between appearance and reality, emphasizing the importance of seeking truth.
The imperative is to initiate the creative process from a place of authenticity. Turbofolk invites individuals to question perceptions, fostering a dynamic interplay between the present and the potential for a new, meaningful reality.
“I have no illusions that every person will immediately grasp the story of David and Goliath in the bust of Greta.”
The expression of a given topic always involves a human and its corporeality.
Symbols characteristic of each issue create a typus, a generic representative of a particular trend. Communication of our attitude and approach to the world occurs through the human body, its attributes, and positions. In this context, the soma carries the message; the péxis, the body illuminated by the soul, appears to be absent.
The final formal perfection and artificiality of the sculpture are intentional. It depicts the body as a product. It needs to be perfect for its purpose, any deviation from this idea is undesirable. Physical flawlessness has become a social norm. However, can such a conception of the body still speak of beauty?
Similar to words forming a sentence, the Turbofolk sculptures convey meaning through interrelated symbols.
They don’t interpret specific stories but serve as a leitmotif for a theme, where various moral perspectives intersect. These multi-layered messages necessitate a careful understanding of the connections between elements.
Turbofolk is a figural sculpture collection created between 2020-22 during the covid pandemic. The complete set consists of 15 polychrome figures, mostly life-size.