Materials: polyester, silicone, textile, and natural fiber
Dimensions: 250x87x79 cm.
MARS, 2016 The sculptures or installation called Venus and Mars is an artwork that requires a multifaceted analysis in the interpre-tation of a work. Primary is the visual element - hyperrealist representation of woman and man with dwarfism in larger sizes than actual. Caring for photo-hyperrealist conveyance of details, while offering a pronounced interest in portraying the emotions of the characters, models the portrait of people from the margins of social life realism, as conveyed by their bodies and faces, silence, stillness and emotions, i.e., a reality containing their whole life story. The metaphysical exchange of view and perception for the human being with Laron’s syndrome, then our view of them and of ourselves, and their view of us, offer a window of opportunity to replace the positions and circumstances, as displayed by sculpted over-dimensioning of reality. By this, we address the secondary element in reading and interpretation of the work of Basheski: our view of the world through this group of people, their view of us, but essentially our view of ourselves. The tertiary observation of the work Venus and Mars involves a social/societal view of men towards one another or materialization of a psychological reality that is revealed by the mental presence of the sculpture, i.e., a socio-plastic criticism of the actual reality. Interpretation of the work of Basheski sets a new direction in the perception of the order of the conditionally pri-mary, secondary, and tertiary element, whereby all elements become primary in the “inversion” of the role of man in con-temporary society as such. Venus and Mars are metaphysical embodiment of love, beauty, marriage, vegetation, nature, and even of war and cheating your partner. Venus, goddess of love, beauty, and marriage, cheats on her husband Vulcan with his very brother Mars, the god with multiple roles - defender of field works and thus the god of fertility, and even the god of war - protector of warriors who get their fighting spirit from this god. In his hands, Mars holds crow, which talks about the struggle of man with himself, but also about the war of man against man.