Dan Voinea

Daily Routine To Avoid Inner Balance

July 08, 2022 to August 27, 2022
Opening reception July 08, 2022, 6pm - 8 pm

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Slag Gallery is pleased to present  Dan Voinea's fifth solo exhibition at the gallery. 

Voinea's new series of works gathered under the title Daily Routine to Avoid Inner Balanceoutlines an allusion to an anti-gravitational force in a psychological sense. The paintings talk about a way of walking on a wire that could defy inertia, about living in a vital tension. This dynamic can be conceived as a voluntary process of disturbing the static and unproductive peace of mind, as a ritual of avoiding everything that precedes or permits the crush into a habit, automatism, sensory and mental asthenia. 

The contemporary environments in which one lives are artificial-vital-spaces, surrogate-nature. They condition the experience, make an artifact, and colonize it. Dan Voinea's works speak of a type of resistance to this process, of a modus vivendi that could overthrow the pressure of automatic - living. They represent, in fact, a suggestion to a possible attempt to preserve the authenticity of the experience under the pressure of the daily mixer. 

Dan Voinea proposes a movement in the opposite direction, a psychological game that undermines, on the contrary, the comfort zone. The color/shape ratio outlines this tension between what is visible and produces peace and satisfaction and the image that contains a disturbing element, a type of commotion. The restlessness and lack of clarity of form obscure the calm and serenity suggested by color, and this visual paradox keeps alive the perception connected to Heraclitus' revelation that "No man ever steps in the same river twice."

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Dan Voinea