VICTORIA BILOGAN (AU)
Through a constant exploration of the human condition, Bilogan’s art seeks to provide the viewer with transformative experiences that can lead to remarkable social changes.
Victoria Bilogan is a polifacetic australian artist who combines artistic practice with teaching at the Melbourne University. She is engaged in printmaking, drawing, painting and book illustration. Music is also a main part of her artistic production – having a parallel career as a musician allowed her to achieve a global view and understanding of Art while exploring the different ways in which all of us can be touched and transformed by it.
In her words, she tries to capture “the intense moments of existence, our emergence from a state of non-Being into the blissful and transient state of Being and Becoming”. Through a constant exploration of the human condition, Bilogan’s art seeks to provide the viewer with transforming experiences that can lead to remarkable social changes.
Isolation and destruction are the main themes in her work. Inspired by the idea of the collective subconscious, the artist aims to reconnect human beings with each other through her artistic approach – she understands the Humankind as a meta-organism where the dynamics that unites us are more powerful and significant than the ones that separate us.
Being aware of the impossibility to change society without a previous inner transformation of the self, some of her prints focus on portraits—tough faces with masks immerse us into the struggles of a mechanized and industrialized world. This dramatism is emphasized by the sharp contrast of her black and white prints.
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