Branislav Creon Honec
Post contemporary Subliminalism
My new work allows my unconscious to render in symbolic expression.
I gather the ideas for these expressive and sometimes dynamic pieces of work mostly from my dreams, those little sparks of unconscious thought.
Some symbols that may appear may have universal as well as personal meaning. When you are stuck for an answer to a problem or looking for creative innovation, this particular technique of drawing does unleash the hidden symbolic powers of my unconscious mind.
With regards to my paintings they are usually rendered in monochromatic flavours, I say flavours, as this is the way they feel to me within my dreams.
Regardless of culture or geographic location, certain symbols have similar if not exactly the same meaning across the human spectrum. Carl Jung pioneered the investigation of symbols as archetypal attributes of the collective unconscious. He realised that the universe projects itself to our unconscious minds symbolically, utilising imagery to transmit ideas that language cannot. Symbols are the universal language.
Drawing and painting in this distinctive style allows my intuitive feelings to express themselves in pictorial symbolic form. Interpreting these symbols can help to unveil meanings that are not apparent to our linear mind.
A symbol conveys an entire thought in one image. Language depends upon a linear procession of symbols to convey a thought. However, with my renderings, words may form themselves, and these should be accepted. But, for the most part, my drawings and paintings allows my unconscious to come to the surface without judgment or critical analysis from the conscious mind.
By the sheer nature of my work it tends to pull the viewer in to the composition, the more you look the more that is reviled. Within some of the drawings i have placed a specific image of a head. These heads come in many guises and actually exist in a three dimensional form made from clay.
When a viewer decides to purchase an original piece of work (Drawing) they will also receive an envelope containing a map on where to find one of the heads, thus getting the viewer to become part of the work and literally go head hunting.