Unsolved Equations Do Also Exist (2015-16)
Multimodal Research in collaboration with Juan Toro
The desire for the complete image is constantly renewed. The cognitive structure of the world constructed through language is called “image construction”, where language is generated from images: the idea of form and content, as well as other conceptual constellations.
But there is another way the creation of images has been conceived. This is found in the world of art, a technology that is more a metaphor for the construction of ideas with images. The arts belong to a field of open-ended horizons that cannot be observed a priori, because the metaphor is never exhausted. In this sense, the drawing can be translated into a metaphorical imperative.
Even if unsolved equations exist, it is impossible to construct a mathematical system to structure the un-structurable. The work of Toro and Koker leads us into a world of the unexpected where neither causality nor its effects can be discerned.
Juan Toro works with semantic drawings, with details that are not easily perceived. The drawings contain texts and different surfaces that often go unnoticed. In these drawings, the intentional and the accidental are difficult to distinguish. Toro's work, in the artist's words, takes us “beyond the domestication of the surprise”.
Mirjam Kroker's drawings and installations are often configured in constellations of relations between metaphorical referents and linguistic signs, which allude to something that is not immediately apparent, to something beyond the obvious.
An exhibition related to this multimodal research took place at the Surface Gallery Nottingham