The notion of Art did not exist before the Age of Rationalism when the sphere of unity of human spirit and its expression got separated from material reality not being able to break through ice of negative mental scape. Before that happened all works of sculpture, painting and architecture were mere glimpse into dimension of what Plato described as “Ideal Forms” and were judged solely on background of perfection of craftsmanship as aesthetic and spiritual aspect was present from the start as the main force behind human civilisation.
“Until the 17th century, art referred to any skill or mastery and was not differentiated from crafts or sciences, but in modern usage the fine arts, where aesthetic considerations are paramount, are distinguished from acquired skills in general, and the decorative or applied arts.”
Alchemy, on the other hand, was referred to as The Arts.
My artistic zeal is to recapture that link between universal soul and its expression and bring back the balance disturbed by turmoils of modernism and further decades of last century.
I am rooted in Renaissance ideal of perfect man, mystical universe of 19th century Symbolism and in idealism of 60s New Age movement while working technically on reacquiring old masters craftsmanship.