Wednesday, April 30, 2014

BODY ART #9: SUKA OFF

We continue to introduce some  artists who have chosen to use the body (often their body) as the "canvas" or the "marble" on which express their creativity or pulsions.

This is an important branch of contemporary art that has its roots in the nature of human being and in the desire to modify the body or to show on it signs that link the person to a wider reality (community, culture, gods, myth...).

Among the artists we represent, it's sure that Rabarama art is influenced by the attention and focus on the body. She has her peculiar view on the theme and she is agile in changing the subjet to object in a big game of mutation: she could create on her body, with her body, on stone or metal bodies, on others' bodies.
In this way the subject is present but fades in a different concept of individuality, merging with the billions of possibilities of reality.

In August, 2014, she will be the protagonist of the RABARAMA BODY ART FESTIVAL, more information here www.rabaramabodyartfestival.com




BODY ART #9: SUKA OFF
SUKA OFF http://www.sukaoff.com/indexeng.html  is a Poland based artist collective existing since 1995.
They have been creating work across visual theatre, performance art,
club action, installation, photography, video art and music visuals.
Their work has been presented in theatres, art galleries, clubs and festivals
in most European countries, as well as in Canada, USA, Mexico, Argentina, Brazil, Chile and Japan.
They remain completely independent and not supported by any public institution due to the character and content of their work.

The members of SUKA OFF are Piotr Wegrzynski (founder, visual artist, performer) and Sylvia Lajbig (classical philologist, performer).
SUKA OFF is constantly supported by other artists collaborating on individual projects.



The recurring themes of SUKA OFF art are:

- human carnality in all its biological and physiological aspects
- the attempt to redefine the gender by blurring the individual attributes / sexual codes culturally arrogated to the male and female
- mechanisms of human nature, the virus of violence and fear symbolized
by synthetic fluids (liquid latex / acrylic paint)
- the search of alternative and radical forms of communication based on
the connection between the living human body and electronic devices
- postindustrial aesthetics, the "clash" between human body
and the substance of steel / aluminum / concrete / silicone.

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