Mission ImPOPsible, 65X65CM, 2012

Have you ever stopped getting water from Niagara Falls? From what man has no memory. The alternation of cyclical temporal elements, Day-Night, Seasons, Ere has always accompanied man's life as the slow and inexorable passage of time is often combined with the flow of a river. It cannot be stopped. And the dragonfly, an animal so thin, frail, fragile, haphazard, is the symbol of this attempt. The dragonfly tries to steal a drop, tries to fight against an element infinitely bigger than her. The dragonfly tries to fight against time and against the modifications that its natural habitat has undergone over time due to man.

And so also the water the basic element of the life of every living being becomes the symbol of life, it becomes a precious element. Water will be the element on which future wars of survival will be based. The work aims to offer food for thought on the subject of water waste, on the subject of the generalized poisoning that human beings perpetrate against themselves and future generations.


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'Idea of Real' is a journey through space-time dimensions and the sensory world. 'Idea of Real' is an artwork that invites a profound reflection on the dynamics of our society and on life in general.

'Idea of Real' is a game with the observer that is guided in a Pop world, dreamlike and deep, fun and metaphysical, by Ludmilla Radchenko and Marco Curatolo through a new way of reading a work of art and a new culture of perception; no longer look at a statically 'painting' in your position but discover it in a continuous movement. Movement that is typical of our age and that creates continuous modifications in the artworks presented and innumerable hints for thought.

The title 'Idea of Real' presupposes a reflection and introduces two concepts: IDEA and REAL.

- The 'real' is ambivalent, it can be read as the physical world that surrounds us in which we live and therefore physically has three spatial dimensions plus time (fourth dimension), or it can be read as the subjectivity of the life of each of us and how we interpret it, different for each other and unique.

- 'The idea', if read in a Platonic key, further introduces the concept of free will, of primordial perception in our mind of something we see, feel and live on our skin. The concept of perception and interpretation therefore becomes fundamental. How is reality read? It is an interpretation of each of us that changes according to many factors.

If space and time are in fact objective and absolute physical magnitudes, human experience is subjective and our senses condition the idea of reality that exists in each of us depending on the physical condition, age, and social background, of the origin and of our background. It makes no sense to talk about what is in an absolute sense, there is always a key to reading in each of us depending on the external conditions.

The artwork aims to highlight how reality can be interpreted and decoded according to the eye that observes it in an infinite and varied sensory framework in which relativity and subjectivity are important actors.

By providing the viewer with a personal interpretation key for the authors, the artwork invites, through the movement of the paintings and the 'guided and channeled' exhibition itinerary, to modify their point of view, forcing them to identify themselves with various roles and inviting them to reflect on the concept of relativity of time and space and how external conditioning such as TV, proposed models, the age of the observer, education and social achievements, can influence the concept and the idea of reality in a positive or negative key.

This series is an artwork in progress, a new piece can be added to each section in the future; now it has over 7 paintings and is divided into 3 main strands: SPACE, TIME, SENSES.

From 2009 to 2020 the artistic coefficient of Ludmilla Radchenko has grown from parameter 1 to 4, and for 2020 it will represent its official quotation (coefficient 4).

It should always be applied to the sum of height and width in mm. Example 4x (1000mm + 1000mm) = 8000 per M2