During the Milan Art Week 2019, our sister gallery in Milan (FL Gallery) hosted the solo exhibition of Croatian artist Igor Eškinja; “Meditations on the horizon”. For this show the artist proposed a dialogue between two different types of works with the aim to make people reflect on the lack of the horizon in the contemporary society; the current state of things, the non-stop activity in our society, and the ceaseless action in our lives; causing the concept of horizon to gradually disappear. Today we live in a planet that never stops, where electricity runs continuously 24 hours a day, where the global economy that does not sleep, where you can be connected 24/7. With this proposal Igor Eškinja wants to create a new multi-cultural icon that reflects the spiritual and supernatural power of silence, a rare condition in a world that does not stop.
The exhibition is composed of two main types of artworks: a series of photographs from unpublished subjects, and an installation composed of a group of light-boxes that resemble the shape of empty text balloons, caught in a vertical structure, just like a totem that becomes a monument to silence, just as metaphor of what silence has become in our daily lives: a rare condition. The photographs were created by using the technique of anamorphosis. Constructing the images from a black line drawn and placed inside his studio, which in reality is an electrical cable. From this standpoint, the images have to be interpreted as documentation of a sculpture, of an installation or a performance, without fully being that, given the fact that it is a presence on its own.
Image Credits: FL Gallery and Igor Eskinja ©