Gligorov - Gligorov
to amaze and startle is evident in all of Gligorov's images.
Every one of his works is construed to catch the eye and astonish the
viewer, tempting an imagination that has already exhausted the existing
possibilities and constantly needs new stimuli and accelerations, continuous
crowding out and breaking of boundaries with respect to the quotidian.
Faced with a society accustomed to constantly more extreme and sophisticated
forms of visual communication, Gligorov chooses to raise the level of
shock impact and to compete with the other stupefying images that crowd
our vision. Working preferably, though not exclusively, with photographic
images (in fact he also realizes videos, performance art and sculpture)
Gligorov amplifies the collision force with all the means at his disposal,
appealing to saturated colours, large printing dimensions and a rich
use of computerized special effects. But it is in the subjects that
his propensity for the bizarre, the eccentric and the scandalous chiefly
reveals itself: metamorphoses, transgenetic mutations, fantastic hybridizations
are described in incredible selfportraits such as Orange Face and Hulk
or revealed through X-ray images as in the series XXX-Ray. The body
is its protagonist, challenged in its psycho-physical resistance, in
its limits and in its own identity. It is a body in the process of becoming,
multiple, proteiform, which transforms itself and breaks up to recompose
a new, utterly contemporary subjectivity. It is a body reconsidered
with a post-human sensitivity that belongs entirely to these years of
AIDS and biotechnology, of unimaginable hybridations and post-punk nihilism.