A state of mind – long

The honesty of clay transforming itself through fire in ceramics faithfully imprints in its fabric the capacity and talent, through every action, of the ones who dare accept the challenge and the subtle trap of docility.
Every civilization has inculcated their profound spiritual essence deep within the baked clay, that has treasured and then exposed it all the way to today.

Over this simple quality, this pure sincerity of it I turned my way to clay, using an ancient method to respond to the challenges of my time, my own quest to the times I live in, consciously sacrificing construction to freedom and joy; the most important dimensions of my existence.
I am also attracted by the funny and the sensual that is problem-free, as a matter of fact my work challenges and uninhibits, they have a direct message and ask the viewer to assume the responsibility of sincere introspection; my works represent a world barren of hypocrisy and foolishness.

The lightness of expression comes to stress out I am all taken over by the lack of substance I find in the “real” world, I am taken over by its endemic shallowness, which – ironically, isn’t it? – seems to make the world a better place.
I accept being taken out of the game, I accept my own futility from a simple and loudly stated inability to suffer, I am totally convinced my utility lies in positively intoxicating the inner works of society.
I have an intense yearning for mud (literally!) the stinking decaying mud, for the silty games at the shore where every touch becomes sensual; I have a yearning to pass on in the limbo between wet and dry shores in a shameless happiness.

I like to believe that all my art collectors are my friends!

O stare de spirit

Sinceritatea lutului ce se transforma in obiect ceramic face ca orice actiune sa ramana imprimata fidel ca o amprenta a capacitatii si a talentului celui ce se incumeta sa-i accepte provocarea si subtila capcana a docilitatii. Fiecare civilizatie si-a imprimat esenta profunda a spiritualitatii in lut ars; lut care a tezaurizat-o si etalat-o pana in ziua de astazi.

Din perspectiva acestei simple calitati, aceasta pura sinceritate, am ales ceramica, incercand printr-o tehnica straveche sa raspund provocarilor timpului meu, propriilor mele cautari legate de timpul in care traiesc. Am sacrificat constient constructia pentru a-mi pastra libertatea si bucuria, dimensiuni importante ale existentei mele. Ma atrag, de asemenea, ludicul si senzualul care nu constituie o problema; lucrarile mele provoaca si dezinhiba, au un mesaj direct si-ti cer sa-ti asumi responsabilitatea introspectiei sincere; reprezinta o lume din care este izgonita ipocrizia si prostia. Lejeritatea exprimarii vine sa sublinieze tocmai faptul ca sunt acaparat de lipsa de fond a lumii reale, de superficialitatea ei endemica, care – ironic, nu? – o face mai buna.

Accept scoaterea mea din joc, imi accept inutilitatea dintr-o simpla si declarata incapacitate de a suferi, sunt in totalitate convins ca functiunea mea este de a intoxica, pozitiv, angrenajul social. Am o pofta intensa de mocirla (la propriu!), de noroiul puturos al descompunerii, de jocul malos la margini de ape unde atingerile devin senzuale, am o pofta sa ma petrec pe malul dintre uscat si ud nerusinat de fericit.

Imi place sa cred ca toti colectionarii mei imi sunt prieteni

Lucian Taran

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