Turbofolk, a figural sculpture collection, is a moralistic appeal to reflect on today’s consumer-oriented world. The 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, a figural sculpture collection, is a moralistic appeal to reflect on today’s consumer-oriented world. The 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 reflects the current reality and at the same time, it is also the starting point for creating a new reality – the reality with vision, hope and a deep beauty that makes us remember where we all are coming from. Turbofolk also reminds us that how something appears and what it actually is are two different things. Let’s seek the truth first and start creating from that place.

“I have no illusions that every person will immediately understand the story of David and Goliath in the bust of Greta.”

“Yes, I will take the sack off her head only when human society transforms the direction of economic growth into ethical interests.”

“Cup-ID” • 2022 • Live Size Sculpture

The way to express a given topic is always through a man and its corporeality. By using the symbols that are characteristic for each of the described issues, we obtain a person as a typus, a generic representative of a particular trend. Through the human body, its attributes, and its positions, we communicate our attitude and approach to the world. Here the soma is the bearer of the message; the péxis, the body illuminated by the soul, seems 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?

Just as a sentence acquires meaning only after understanding the relationships between the individual words, the sculpture of the Turbofolk collection reveals its message only after understanding the symbols used in their interrelationships. The sculptures are not an interpretation of specific stories, but a leitmotif of a given theme, in which several moral positions collide. The messages are multi-layered and require a careful perception of the links between the used elements.

The collection comprised 15 mostly life-size sculptures.