Eugen Borkovsky

Eugen Borkovsky

Eugen Borkovsky exhibits an installation consisting of vertically positioned fine metal netting. There are nine segments on which , on one side, silhouettes of tree branches can be seen. Lit diagonally, the elements create an illusion of space.

Nataša Šegota Lah, Ph.D.,  says of Eugen Borkovsky’s method:  “…All this life in Istria, all this time spent in the exaltation of a non-imposed solitude, somewhere on the outside of society, on the line between being and awakening. Through all his creative paths Eugen has caused excitement with activities that involve numerous people. He used this extroverted creative path as a paravan behind which a “cobwebbish” pantomime of perception took place, a dance of the eye on nearly visible edges of a world without intentions of consciousness through real sociability. In this sense his works can be compared to a tip-toe walk, a whisper which is afraid to startle itself. In the end, this is what these works come down to. ”Cobwebbish” rooms of solitude and wakefullness are beyond the world in which the artist participates but renounces it with shaping,drawing, speaking, colouring and non-colouring. Finally, everything standing in front of us is trying to be invisible. Precisely in this poetics of steam, gas and humidity it swirls into a barely tangible matter. If we were to compare it with the tree branches he started with, having his writing intended for art, we would come to a steam that emanates from the earth, to an earthly layer invisible to the naked eye, which the author collects and then stores in a herbarium, using his touch to shape a new whiteness which, in spite of everything, appears to be miraculously concrete considering the immateriality of steam and breath that bear witness to an outer winter and an inner warmth.“(2010)