POINT OF VIEW

Iris Poljan, Point of View, Into it
Iris Poljan, Point of View, Into it

Iris Poljan, What am I Looking at?
Iris Poljan, What am I Looking at?

Photo credit: Juraj Vuglač

Iris Poljan, See Things Anew
Iris Poljan, See Things Anew

Photo credit: Juraj Vuglač

Iris Poljan, Point of View, Into it
Iris Poljan, Point of View, Into it

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A: 'Come I want to show you something!...'

B: 'What am I looking at?'

A: 'It's not what but how. We'll now try to change your point of view...'

B: ' Why are we doing this?'

A: 'To find out if we can see the same.'

B: 'So are we seeing the same then?'

A: 'You tell me.'

'Point of View' deals with the thoughts and solutions on how to approach something. To be more precise how to view it and how to take in the world around us.

I, the artist, with simple and sketchy instructions suggest the viewer how to approach the view, ''make him/her change their point of view''. 

We know that no two people see things in exactly the same way ... our point of view is our signature.  (Will Gompertz on artist's point of view ). That in mind the artist asks herself if there is a right (proper) point of view. Her question, and this whole concept, got a specific answer by pure chance. As the artist was walking through the town of Zagreb she stumbled upon a specific, described, view (an ad for Goran Trbuljak's exhibition in MMSU Rijeka): ''hundreds of viewers are currently looking in the wrong direction only you are looking properly''. This triggers the exhibition concept in which the artist makes the audience see things her way. The artworks are displayed in a way to pose as suggestions of views. They visually communicate with one another and with the viewer.

This artwork series is a good strategy to point out the problems of viewing things that are right in front of us. 

By suggesting the point of view  the artist plays with the question - can we change our point of view and how can it be done? 

Technique: acrylic paint, charcoal 

Year: 2018 - 2019

Photo credits: © Iris Poljan, © Juraj Vuglač