WOOD SCULPTURES BY ARON DEMETZ
For years, Aron Demetz (facebook) has been focusing on the human figure, on contemporary characters which appear to be frozen in poses of the antique portraiture or paralysed in bizarre postures. Aron uses traditional woodcarving techniques to convey his preoccupation with humanity’s relationship to nature. In his work he eschews the classical opposition of human and nature, and allows the two to become an inseparable whole, evoking the primordial experience.
Min Jeong Seo - To Live On, 2005
The stalks these flowers are already dried up but their blossoms are preserved and kept fresh by the medical infusin bags. The life-span of every living creature is limited.The infusion bags stand for the progress in medicine and the prolongation of human life.They somehow carry an ambivalent message as they refer to both death and life an the same time. Both states are immanent here. To preserve the beauty of the flowers artifically with the help of the infusion bags points out man’s inclination to repress the fact having to die and to postpone death.
I know. Hate me for it, but: that moment when you realize that you’ll be spending another Valentine’s Day alone. 0-25. Maybe it’s not so much the “alone” part that scares me, but that I don’t think I’ve ever had anyone “love” me that way. I’ve always been the really great friend or the always-reliable brother. “I love you as a great friend.” “I love you like a brother.” I think it would be nice, I would imagine it would be nice to be “loved.” I hope so, really I do.