Izabela

Mašić

Continuous research and personality review are crucial to the development of each individual. In this process of perception, a person is obliged to go through a phase of denial and difficulties in accepting reality. The escape from reality which later on influences the confrontation with it and how this process is manifesting in a psychophysical sense, is the subject of this artistic research. The images represent the visualization of these observations and the first degree of re-examination, which is denial.

People are emotional beings and all problems and unpleasant situations, whether they are serious or benign, leave some trace on the human psyche. During the development of humanity, people have imposed a system that does not evaluate the inner world and emotions enough. People are free and responsible for their own developement and growth. I think, it is necessary for each individual to examine himself, even if this revealing of traits can be painful and unpleasant. From birth, humans are open and indefinite beings, and that is why, throughout our lifes, we must be shaped by learning and conscious development. In this case, we are not only beings who are most susceptible to shaping than others on earth, but also the most unstable and least predictable beings. This instabilities and uncertainties that are characteristic for humans, stimulate desire and an attempt to find something that represents the nucleus in man. Due to the fact that among the attitudes of people in different cultures there can be established differences, it is even more important to understand these differences, the “negative”, not only to understand others, but also to understand ourselves.

The beauty of life is this interweaving of emotions, positive and negative, and therefore these negative ones should not be treated as necessary evil and a curse, but to be accepted and prized, for without them “good” wouldn’t make any sense. In romanticism appears this consciousness, which is forgotten by modern man, it is the awareness of the need to care for our inner state and the tendency to re-enter into harmony with nature, namely, the awareness that the negative is part of the positive and positive part of the negative.