Epson c-print on archival paper
50x70cm, 2016

Photograps present various wild flowers collected at Vltava river in Prague during autumn. The season’s last blooming flowers are composed together with junk pet bottles found floating in the river. The photographs are staging the a moral conflict as well as clash of esthetics. Junk PET bottles are being upcycled on both esthetical and moral level, becoming something beautiful with a moral appeal. Esthetical antagonism between the white background and flash light, tools of product photography are contrasting the savage odd beauty of the wild flowers inserted in decaying pet bottles. The definition of Counter Culture (a hippie movement in 1970’s) is that of a subculture whose values and norms of behavior differ substantially from those of mainstream society, often in opposition to mainstream cultural mores (consumer culture).

Exhibition view at Dauwens & Beernaert gallery, Brussels

Exhibition view at Art Brussels art fair with Dauwens & Beernaert gallery