Robert Gligorov challenges the custom way of seeing
In today’s society, the way of seeing does not manifest as a natural process, but rather as a carefully constructed one and there are certain rules that we, as spectators, are expected to apply in order to see the “correct” image of what is played on stage. Thus, our contact with the reality/ the realities around us (humans, nature, other species) is rarely direct. There is a mediated and distorted interaction between the contemporary man and the world, as resulted through education, the media, as well as social and political norms, symbols, regulations.
Macedonian artist Robert Gligorov erases this illusive shield or exposes it with its own weapons of control over perception, and reveals aspects of human behavior, thoughts, emotions, similarities, the difference between what we are taught, want and are expected or imposed to see and what is actually shown, what exists.
Some have called his works shocking, but we prefer to say that they offer a different perspective of life, that they force the viewer to open the eyes towards another way of seeing and perceiving things. His conceptual approach is clearly a mindset refresh, challenging the convenience of one’s well-advised beliefs and the social comfort we indulge ourselves in, but offers instead an experience.
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The perfect day
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