Victor Fota: Cosmogony – Reality through reason
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
‘Limit of observation’, 2014
‘Quantum Entanglement’, 2013 / ‘Feynman diagram’, 2013
‘Quasar’, 2013 / ‘Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation’, 2013
‘Uncertainty principle II’, 2014
‘Limit of observation’, 2014, oil on canvas, 50x50cm
‘Parts of something bigger’, 2014, oil and egg tempera on canvas, 70x70cm
‘Parts of something bigger’, 2014, oil and egg tempera on canvas, 70x70cm, detail
‘Built from earth, driven by stars’, 2014, egg tempera and oil on canvas, 95x207cm
‘Built from earth, driven by stars’, 2014, egg tempera and oil on canvas, 95x207cm, details
‘Duality of inner will’, 2014, egg tempera and oil on canvas, 50x70cm
‘Duality of inner will’, 2014, egg tempera and oil on canvas, 50x70cm, details
Works part of ‘Matter has no colour’ series, 2014, oil on canvas, 40x40cm
‘A different perspective’, 2014, oil colours and egg tempera on canvas, 70x70cm
‘A different perspective’, 2014, oil colours and egg tempera on canvas, 70x70cm, details
‘Crystallization of the Selfish Gene’, 2014, oil and metal leaf on canvas, 100x100cm
‘Quantum Entanglement’, 2013, oil and metal leaf on canvas, 48x38cm
‘Doppler Effect’, 2013, oil and metal leaf on canvas, 50x50cm
Images © Victor Fota
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