Dreaming of heaven is great – especially the moment of you stepping in and hearing the phrase, “welcome to Heaven”. I know that I won’t be going there since heaven turned into a hell during my life, and I gave into demons so that they could violate my soul. But as an artist who was born and raised in Georgia, – up until the age of 23, – Georgia, the country of which religious structure still preserves its outdated archaic manner with the help of its priests and their flock to influence the church followers. Such power and effect points these “fanatic zombies”, if you will, into the direction of Christian extremism which no longer represents anything Christian, and the whole concept of religion only becomes a resemblance to opium for the society.
At some point of my life I experienced a cliché religious influence but I was freed from it by the help of a healthy mind. However, the Christian orthodox, eclectic points of view still linger in the deep parts of my brain; the shreds of my past experiences always remain in a strange mix with agnosticism and West-European religious heritage. Not too far from this mix, there is a fading course with no orientation, slowly flowing as the background consists of general tendencies and events. All these make up a humongous surreal simulacrum which pushes me to create a comfort zone for myself. The zone which is full of priority mannerisms, objects, pseudo icons, people, – my own art. Heaven is here today, – and I am always welcome as are you to peek in – welcome to Heaven…
Painting on cardboard turned in Video art, In my heaven, Madonna (the mother of God with Baby Jesus and Infant Saint John the Baptist) is endlessly taking selfies. I think she takes photos of you, as well.
It schould demonstrated Non-stop for visitors.