Illya Goldman Gubin
Breaking the binary continuum of thinking and feeling, science and mysticism, and blurring theline between tradition and innovation, handmade and luxury goods, perfection and imperfection, Illya Goldman Gubin‘s installations are emphasizing the complexity of human consciousness in order to unravel a better understanding of the self.
I G G is a Berlin-based atelier founded by Illya Goldman Gubin. Breaking the binary continuum of thinking and feeling, science and mysticism, and blurring the line between tradition and innovation, handmade and luxury goods, perfection and imperfection, Illya Goldman Gubin‘s installations emphasize the complexity of human consciousness in order to unravel a better understanding of the self.
Terminologies borrowed from Judaism are pervading the artworks, serving as reminiscences of the cultural imprint. Integrating ethnic designation into the work in new and unexpected ways is the product of a permanently sincere dialog between the past, present, and future. The interference of multi perspectivity combined with self-reflection is thus creating a patchwork of sanity and new realms, merging beliefs and codes of the past with newly acquired knowledge. Searching for the universal key, each work is timeless - it is a bridge to more knowledge that represents the presence and paradigms. Exploring the ambiguities of modern life, challenged by the rapidly shifting conditions of our period, Illya Goldman Gubin creates multi-layered reflections of everyday perception.
The artist transforms paradigms, materials, space, and time into works that invite beholders to reflect and feel. Illya Goldman Gubin captures the moment, which in turn perpetually creates other moments yet to come. The result is a body of works in a constant state of flux, encompassing art and a deeper meaning of existence to gain a complex and fuller understanding of the self, to open minds and hearts and liberate their spirit.
The suitcase, a familiar form of the visual language of transportation, is in its purest form a vessel. As a readymade, these components evoke utility and quantified usability. Its boundaries are implied to contain and to protect; its engineering communicates its own execution. A static storage for transient movement; the suitcase is understood as both still and in motion at any given time.
Through a series of deconstructed gestures, these fleeting components enter a new association of support. With the implementation of fibreglass, the protective shell is now seen as an echo of movement captured. The technique of moulding and amplifying these existing structures speaks to an approach of frottage. In place of topographical rubbings, these dimensional works are given another skin. With this skin not only comes a new basis for the visual but also a new basis of utility. This material motion frozen in form can now carry associa- tions of stoic support and stillness. The extended handle, originally implying a pushing and pulling, now acts as a support perhaps for the back of the user. An interior exposed through its own structure, these works investigate timeliness in action. The archetype of the suitcase; splayed and reconfigured.