Adrian Preda – On Heavenly Bodies | NAG #9
In his personal exhibition “On Heavenly Bodies”, hosted by H’art Appendix (91-93 Calea Victoriei, Bucharest) and part of NAG #9, Adrian Preda (interviewed) goes beyond Earth to experience the cosmos through painting. Using the metaphor of the explorer, the artist imagines the changes and consequences of a potential human travel in the universe. As on our own planet, which may be of no hope sooner than we think, man seems to leave his traces destructively wherever he stops, failing to preserve what nature offers.
Ironically, the “heavenly bodies” are packages and cans of familiar branded products, scattered among random symbols of human culture and history carved into the rocks of the cosmos, silently waiting to be found and become “proof” of man’s existence in time and space. Sadly, we have so little to leave behind, yet are still confident that we are entitled to reign over all that surround us.
Immerse yourself in a thought-provoking journey that mirrors the reckless human behavior and actions at a scale that we cannot even fully understand, although perhaps we find exciting the thought of man reaching and inhabiting new worlds in the outer space.
Photos: The re:art