Victor Fota: Cosmogony – Reality through reason

‘Cosmogony – Reality through reason’ by Victor Fota is the second solo show of the artist hosted by Imbold Gallery and open until November 20th, 2014, curator: Andrei Argaetic.

The exhibition was part of Bucharest Art Weekend and includes recent works by Victor Fota, from 2013-2014, created using a personal technique, similar to Flemish painting, that combines egg tempera and oil colors on canvas (he told us more about the technique in an interview earlier this year). The concept of the exhibition is based on the perception of reality through personal and collective reason. The works focus on complex themes such as cosmogony, genesis or the behavior of matter and energy, as presented through scientific method and theory.

What is truly fascinating in the works of Victor Fota does not only resume to technique, with his perfect details and his extraordinary evolution in the past year in this regard, but, perhaps, the human presence in this context, how he himself often becomes the subject of reason and sets his role as an outside observer, and engaging in an introspective process at the same time. The connections that rise from the representation of essential principles of science (so from a collective, objective reason that is in fact the scientific community) and the reflection of the artist’s own vision about the universe (subjective reason) are the elements that make his approach so interesting and unique, marking a new kind of relationship between art and scientific methods. The questions of what is reality, the universe, where does man fit in and how is he influenced by and what is his own impact on Nature, bring us closer to understanding the artist’s efforts to show us a different perspective.

 

Cosmogony – Reality through reason by Victor Fota 

Victor Fota

‘Limit of observation’, 2014

Imbold Gallery

Imbold Gallery

Imbold Gallery

Imbold Gallery

‘Quantum Entanglement’, 2013 /  ‘Feynman diagram’, 2013

Imbold Gallery

‘Quasar’, 2013 /  ‘Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation’, 2013

Imbold Gallery

‘Uncertainty principle II’, 2014

 

Works

Victor Fota

‘Limit of observation’, 2014, oil on canvas, 50x50cm

Parts of something bigger, 2014

‘Parts of something bigger’, 2014, oil and egg tempera on canvas, 70x70cm

Parts of something bigger, 2014 / Detail

‘Parts of something bigger’, 2014, oil and egg tempera on canvas, 70x70cm, detail

Built from earth, driven by stars, 2014

‘Built from earth, driven by stars’, 2014, egg tempera and oil on canvas, 95x207cm

Built from earth, driven by stars, 2014 / Detail

Built from earth, driven by stars, 2014

Built from earth, driven by stars, 2014 / Detail

‘Built from earth, driven by stars’, 2014, egg tempera and oil on canvas, 95x207cm, details

Duality of inner will, 2014

‘Duality of inner will’, 2014, egg tempera and oil on canvas, 50x70cm

Duality of inner will, 2014 / Detail

Duality of inner will, 2014 / Detail

‘Duality of inner will’, 2014, egg tempera and oil on canvas, 50x70cm, details

Matter has no colour, 2014

Matter has no colour, 2014

Works part of ‘Matter has no colour’ series, 2014, oil on canvas, 40x40cm

A different perspective, 2014

‘A different perspective’, 2014, oil colours and egg tempera on canvas, 70x70cm

A different perspective, 2014 / Detail

A different perspective, 2014 / Detail

‘A different perspective’, 2014, oil colours and egg tempera on canvas, 70x70cm, details

Crystallization of the Selfish Gene, 2014

‘Crystallization of the Selfish Gene’, 2014, oil and metal leaf on canvas, 100x100cm

Quantum Entanglement, 2013

‘Quantum Entanglement’, 2013, oil and metal leaf on canvas, 48x38cm

Doppler Effect

‘Doppler Effect’, 2013, oil and metal leaf on canvas, 50x50cm

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Images © Victor Fota

Keep in touch with the artist on Behance and Facebook. Read our interview with Victor here.

More about Imbold Gallery on their website and Facebook page.

The opening was part of Bucharest Art Weekend. Read more about this project on NAG’s websiteFacebook and Twitter / Contact: noaptealba@gmail.com.

Update: View Bucharest Art Weekend + ART ON DISPLAY recap.

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