RODION PETROFF - LIGHT PERCEPTION
Rodion Petroff’s painting is photorealistic. On closer inspection, a separate image of reality emerges, the analytical psychology of Carl Gustav Jung, specifically his archetypes. One of the most important archetypes of Jung is the anima, the inner personality, "feminine side", the soul in the mental apparatus. Anima occurs in literature, for example as Helena in Goethe's Faust.
In Petroff’s works, it always wears the same facial features, but are blended with "archetypal projections", "interference" and "formation". The details of the face are beyond the viewer; others are torn from glaring light patterns from the darkness. The light phenomena is reminiscent of light shows in discotheques that the present mystifies. Collective patterns of action (dance) to accompany and separate persona (mask), and shadow (the dark side) to cancel.
Rodion Petroff was born in 1985 in Klaipeda. He studied at the Academy of Arts in Vilnius and lived in Lithuania.
We invite you for the opening with the artist on Friday 4th of March 7pm.