The relationship between my work and the viewer is based on freedom of thoughts. While most of contemporary works have a clear message and almost demand from the viewer what to think, or the work expects the viewer to evoke certain feeling or behavior. I tend to isolate my works from such intentions. With my artwork, I do not want to dictate what the viewer should think or feel, but rather leave the viewer in their own world of experience, associations, and fantasies.
The common theme in my work, using ceramics and printmaking, is questioning the main features of the used medium. I am intrigued by finding uniqueness in mediums that are traditionally used to create multiples. I try to create artwork, which breaks their rules and reactivates the mediums characteristics.
This is also why I decided to focus to these two mediums. The more I learn about them, the more I see how many possibilities and combinations I can use. The mentioned techniques offer me endless opportunities to learn and experiment. In ceramics, I’m using the potter’s wheel which makes everyday objects. With altering, sticking, and composing these forms, I transform them form functional objects into an artefact. Adding variation to the installation is also a part of the process which defines my works.
In printmaking, I’m focusing on creating monoprints by changing the color and the paper. I like to combine different matrixes and search how many compositions I can create and still make the print interesting and different from the others.
Learn more about Kristina Rutar: www.kristinarutar.com
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