Shape Poetry of line By carving directly into each of the teak tree roots pieces he sculpts, Obrénovitch gives birth to unique works with original shapes that are a genuine continuity of their prime character. Through a tension of lines that convey fluidity and poetry, the artist aims to create a pure shape with sensual curves and a vital energy that pulsates from the core.
Matter Obrenovitch’s creations make use of ancient teak wood from the Indonesian island of Java.
By carving the roots of a decimated, soon to be extinct colony, the artist confronts time and its imprint on nature. Synchronized with the matter, he delves deep to further reveal the initial sensitivity and very essence of the wood. The duality born from the confrontation between man and nature is revealed in a contrast of surfaces where raw and polished intermingle and become symbols of complementary opposition.
Meaning By pushing the limits of the wood he works with, Obrénovitch endeavors to interfere in the chaotic cycle of the history of the world, slowly moving closer to pure balance. Playing with the energy lines and the tense curves of the material, the artist appears to be weaving the thread of life. As the choreographer in the dance of materials, he balances opposition and interdependence, thus revealing his representation of the world.