About the Bricks... 2012/14 by Veronika Ban

Bricks as a symbol of the society are very often used in my works from the beginning. What is interesting in this symbol is the ambiguity in the possibilities of interpretations that bricks can give us as a wall or as a construction. As a wall it could be seen also as an obstacle, something like barrier or sign of limit or separation in life. In this case we may see it as negative, but alternatively they can be seen as a construction and therefore more positive and creative. However, we people are all these bricks and together we create a wall or a construction. So, the question here could be: do we care enough about how strong and good bricks are we?
Bricks are like particles, together creating something bigger. As in life, moments create time, experiences compose life stories, and individuals make society… For example, in music we have melody which is composed of musical notes; and this concept of melody as a symbol of life, for example, I used in 2007 with the series Melody of Life.
Since the beginning of my art research, my main story is a life story, story about an individual living in this society. Microcosm and Macrocosm. Diary of a person and at the same time a diary of the time in which this person is living. It is a mirror, a story, a construction, an interpretation, an interaction, an intellectual exercise… It is a composition which is always in movement, made of philosophy, poetry and experience seeking for an evolution, for a better life. I believe we learn to live throughout our lives; learning to live better and to understand better what our lives are all about. And this is my work, where my artworks are actually the results of my studies about life.

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