The presented exhibition project of young conceptual artist, painter Roman Gajdoš (1983) is legible inmore directions that complete one picture. While assembling his paintings, he plays with thepossibilities of the spectator’s view of the painting, its composition, formal information, and thepossibilities of interpretation when imagining (usually) pairs of parallel paintings in his mind. Heassembles these as fragments of reality additionally complementing each other on the neutralbackground of a virtual picture, like in case of film tricks.In movie industry, the rear projection developed into keying, which is a method of shooting usuallyfigural action on a blue or green background, with the background being later substituted by adigital picture. In this cycle of exhibited paintings with the same title, this post-production methodbecame a key metaphor, the supporting pillar of the whole pictorial thinking.Gajdoš abstracts geometrical details in his paintings like larger and smaller segments ofmonochrome Rubik’s Cube. These appear on the signal green background of the pictorial field,they are a paraphrase of any biological, social or institutional system, and at the same time, theyrefer to the mentioned manipulation and bricolage making of pictures using the rear projection. In his paintings, Gajdoš creates a metaphor of a system that is due to reduced colour dysfunctionaland redundant. The green background, painted with flashy green enamel referring to film tricks,also presupposes some other action that doesn’t occur, but remains frozen (paused) in a staticmonochrome composition of the background and situational fragments.While the visual language of geometry is commonly connected to the reduced visuality, and in itsclassical understanding, it represents order and pictorial regime with specific grammaticality, in theexhibited paintings, this kind of thinking is systematically attacked by meaning and visualexperience.

Miroslav Zajac


2x comments “Rear Projection”

  1. Koby says on07. Jul. 2012:

    something is happening in Nitra … good .

  2. Koby says on07. Jul. 2012:

    something is happening in Nitra … good .

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