TRAVELER signed 28 october 2015
Original acrylic painting on stretched canvas, edges are painted ready to hang !
painting size: 30 x 40 x 2 cm
signed on the front and back side / will be sent with authenticity certificate
Expressiveness of the human face always attracted me, especially older people. I was raised in an archaic village at the confluence of the river Siret somewhere with Moldova by my grandparents by the age of 6 years old, when my parents were enrolled in school in Roman city. In the whole village lived simple people without education, who caught wars and famines, whose entire existence relate to work the earth and to raise the animals that they had in the yard, people who wake of the night and who are satisfied with little and sweating very much. I remember best a certain glimmer in the eyes of my grandmother, Maria, and how my hands embraces her face full of small wrinkles but very thin to touch . Her portrait now I remember it crossed wrinkles accentuated bearing the following weights everyday life of a tan skin burnt by the sun scorching summers in many work in the cornfield. There were people working and extremely tormented, who lived with large gaps compared to the life we take now, but seems happier and much connected to the essence of life than many of us now. Every day, in ordinary routine of life, I observe for a few seconds pass, portraits of people with that glimmer that I have left so deep printed in my soul of that beautiful time of my life.
Intotdeauna m-a atras expresivitatea fetei umane, mai ales cea a oamenilor mai in varsta . Am fost crescut intr-un sat arhaic undeva la confluenta raului Siret cu Moldova de catre bunicii si strabunicii mei pana la varsta de 6 ani , cand parintii m-au inscris la scoala in orasul Roman. In tot satul traiau oameni simpli, fara educatie , care au prins razboaie si foamete, a caror intreaga exsistenta se raporta la muncitul pamantului si la animalele ce le aveau in curte, oameni care se trezeau de cu noapte si care se multumeau cu putin si munceau extrem de mult. Imi aduc aminte cel mai bine o anumita licarire din ochii bunicii mele, Maria, si cum ii cuprindeam cu palmele mele mici fata ei plina de riduri dar fina la atingere. Portretul ei mi-l aduc aminte acum brazdat de riduri accentuate ce purtau urma greutatilor vietii de zi cu zi, de o culoare cafenie a pielii, ars in atatea veri de soarele dogoritor in munca la lanul de porumb. Au fost oameni extrem de munciti si chinuiti , care au trait cu mari lipsuri comparativ cu viata pe care o ducem noi acum , dar parca mai fericiti si mai conectati la esenta vietii decat multi dintre noi, acum. Zilnic , in rutina obisnuita a vietii, observ pentru cateva secunde , in trecere, portrete de oameni cu acea licarire ce mi-a ramas atat de adanca tiparita in suflet, din acea frumoasa perioada a vietii mele.
"Kloska, seeking the road to Damascus
Certainly, the art signed by Kloska is taking part into the creators major effort to detect and express the essences of human beings, just as it shaped by the all times. Fallen into the subject of the temporal, in a sub-solar space, the humanity find itself forced to twist its spirit, almost mutilate it, referencing to the crossed historical and moral times.
The perpetual metamorphosis of the spirit produced visible traces, often even into the meat surface, at the human figure, where the artist Kloska searched and seacking to capture, through specific tools or effort, almost demiurge, kneading whole inner man, subconsciously placed beyond .
Whether artistic expression occurs in stone, metal or on canvas, she plays, possibly, a certain portion of the mystery that lies in nuce, in the most hidden place of human beings, where the spirit - today as a mustard bean detached from the universal primary fire - is still flashing and keep alive the being state of human nature, spoiled by the original divine gesture of unique genesis.
Undoubtedly, the human universe is as exciting to explore as the outside world as human beings, taking, however, urging the ancient Elders, who left at some point the investigation of the macrocosm in favor of the research of the microcosm typical to human being, so Kloska is taking this route of the ancients over the light of modern art, showing, following the impression that he left to us, as he is founding himself in a deep search of that THING of which many others turned to long time ago before him, respectively the Absolute detection.
Artistic methods means no comment, they completely belong to the author, who seems to be stuck in a sustainable areas, by the very matter in which his artistic approach consists in stone,and also in metal. So is also added, the dimarch on canvas witch is transposing the same stihial trend, detected in the works that had as the base the stone, as it is finded molded by Other hands, namely of the Creator himself.
The acquisition of divine design and the self try to remake a route to the being roots of the humanity - when, she was still finding in her lighter period - is representing a titanic effort for every artist; so, that's why Kloska himself, taking part at the same investigation, he is working a lot, reminding us of the sisific effort of the mythical character, the same of witch we should imagine happy, especially in the time that he was coming down from the top of the mountain to the base of it, for reassuming the eternally effort.
The throes caught by the artist , on the faces fixed in stone, metal or on the canvas, are showing us the exact last stage of the human existence before the Apocalypse, the event announced not only by the Bible but also by many other great book of humanity, in different times and particular moments; placing us in a spiritual level, where is proper to insist on the idea of the extinction of the actual human kind - the extinction announced also by the Kloska's artworks - in the sens that is not about a biological disparition, on contrary, pointing to a radical metamorphisms of the world, at a specific moment, so as to have the possibility to reborn again complete, rounded,perfect, as at the beginnings, when it was saying, that it was traversing an absolute age, perfect in all respects, unaltered by further progress subject to time devorated consuming.
Hope that will come a time when mankind will radically transform itself, is rendered by the Angels's world that crossing the creations of Ovidiu Kloska, a sensed world, based on the true believe of a superior existence to which human beings can tend to their path to Eternity.
Kloska is an young artist, noted already in the so demanding world of the artists. He is continuing to seek the road to Damascus, but on witch we are confident, that one day, he will have the happiness to know it."
Prof.dr.Fl.Agafitei - writter, indianistic expert
acrylic painting on stretched canvas