I see unity everywhere. Everything
is interconnected in an
invisible net, a single structure inaccessible to the human
mind. Unity express itself, for me, in the symmetry of
the micro-world; in the geometry of the macro-cosmos,
the community of elements of the matter of the universe
and the similar processes of the development of society
and civilisations; in parallels between the mythologies
and religions of the world; in love between a man and a
woman. The idea of unity can liberate mankind from fear,
insecurity and aggression and, with combined effords, it
can take us onto a new stage of development.
Text by Ekaterina Savchenko
Encoutering the Unknown.
When I am painting, I feel like a
godhead creating a new world. The paints, diluted in water, take on a life
of their own. They merge to form rivers and seas, grow roots and branches,
they pulsate through my veins, electrify my nerves and dissolve into the
dust of bursting stars. Everywhere I can see the initially designed cogs,
the fractal repeating itself in endless variations creating Universe after
For me abstraction in nature is not
amorphous, not formless. These are just fragments extracted from their
figurative context. The problem is just one of perspective, the angle of perception.
At a certain distance any abstract composition turn into a concrete form.
I am interested in the energy binding matter into a particular form.
What principle determines its distribution:
is it quantity or quality or yet something else? Is matter a property of
energy? What are variety and individuality necessary for?
Time determines the how long a certain
form will preserve its own individuality.
E = mc² is the famous formula of Einstein.
It describes energy as a property of matter and vice versa. Intranuclear
particles appear out of nowhere and disappear again, dissolving in the
energy flow. If we introduce the tenth dimension in a purely mathematical
way, all the four forces known to us - electromagnetism, gravitation, strong
and weak radiation - will reveal themselves as a single force that can
be described by one formula. This means there exists just one structure
in the Universe that seem to be well, organic. It may be an enormous cosmic
body and we exist as a part of the tiniest cells of a gigantic organism.
We produce the substances or hormones
necessary for this organism.
We exchange information for the individual
and general well-being.
We feel the need to experience being
part of a whole.
We feel the need to love one another.
We feel the need to be one.
The human being lives in a three-dimensional
space. His abilities to perceive whole reality are quite limited. He considers
himself the King of Nature, forgetting that the atoms - protons,
electrons and neutrons - he consists of have existed since the very start
of the universal evolution and will exist until it collapses. Iron, for
example, a necessary element of the human organism, evolved in the process
of the supernova explosion. The human race consists of cosmic dust embodied
in this form for just mere instant. Nuclear particles materialize and dematerialize
billions and billions of times but it does not prevent any human being
from experiencing his own individuality. The sense of love, the need to
go beyond ones own boundaries and merge into one whole is in our
genes. In the process of love the female energy and the male energy come
together. Like electromagnetism, electric current starts flowing and a
new potential evolves, the potential develops into a new bundle of matter,
the birth of a new Universe.
Man has always been interested in
the cause and purpose of his creation. To explain his origin he has been
creating myths, both religious and scientific. Each theory is effective
at a certain stage of his evolution but they are all based on the archetypal
concepts of the Universe embedded in our subconsciousness.
Thus, for example, Einsteins
formula E = mc² - energy is equal to mass times the speed of light squared-
has much in common with the idea of the Trinity in Christianity. Energy
is God the Father, matter is God the Son, velocity is the Holy Spirit.
In Hinduism energy is the prime God, Brahma, matter is his materialization,
Vishnu, and velocity is the god of destruction and dynamic changes, Shiva.
In all religious and scientific myths
there are five schemes of the world creation:
1 Everything appeared from nothing;
2 Everything appeared from something;
3 Everything appeared from chaos;
4 The Universe is eternal;
5 The Universe is rhythmic.
I can bring all these concepts together
in the following way:
1 The world is eternal and recreates
2 The world is built from Chaos
according to a certain plan.
3 Each time it is created from
an organism that will be destroyed.
4 This organism will always stay
unclear to us and signifies the great nothing.
Trying to explain the world, art is
devoid of sense, in the same way as philosophy, religion and science. But
this very need has been programmed into us and art helps us to see the
usual as something amazing. It enables us to go beyond our boundaries and
for one single instant feel the energy of the Universe.
95% of space matter is dark matter,
impenetrable for our understanding and our observation. Reality as we know
it is the result of our biological, physiological nature as well as our
educational, cultural nurture. We are scared of an enormous unknown world
and try to hold on to a tiny piece of illusion called objective reality.
Every second we face intuitive impulses in our soul, that frighten us.
We try to suppress our fears with the help of rules of behavior, traffic,
communication. I am interested in diffusing reality´s boundaries, in crossing
the STOP line of our consciousness.
I am ready to encounter the unknown.