NIKOLA UKIć Memory of Forms
Nikola Ukic's artistic approach lies in the junction of sculpture, photography and performance.Therefore, he pours his favourite working-material polyurethan on large layers of foil, which have been imprinted with photographic images. The unpredictably expending polyurethan combines itself with the applicated image during ist progress of solidification. In doing so, it assumes a definite form which at the same time turns into a support for images. In contrast to the classical way of sculpting, which is characterised by a detailled shaping of the sculptor, Ukic creates a form out of the process-like dialogue between his shaping movement and the hard to calculate expansation-forces of the polyurethan. The result consists out of larger-than-life, bowl-like distortions, which are loosely entwined. Blistering on the inner side of the sculpture displays itself together with a smooth exterior side and its images. The view, which got attracted by the physicality of the used material, doesn't stick to its characteristics only, but experiences a new plastic reality which simulates the outside world and forms an impression of physical human sensuality.