July 24, 2014

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Oriana Herrera-Moreno

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Slavic Gods and Greek Monsters

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Gods and Demons: two archetypes that are deeply embedded into the minds and the hearts of our social collective. Whether one is characterized by their lack of belief in these entities, utter pious following and fear of them, or is somewhere in the middle, one has been exposed to these …

Gods and Demons: two archetypes that are deeply embedded into the minds and the hearts of our social collective. Whether one is characterized by their lack of belief in these entities, utter pious following and fear of them, or is somewhere in the middle, one has been exposed to these figures from a very young age. Ranging from the monsters that hid under our beds, those that would come take us if we didn’t eat our veggies or brush our teeth, the villains and heroes in fairytales, or one’s God; these two extremes were used to teach us what was right and wrong, what we should believe in and what we should fear. As we grew older and formed God-like expectations of others and ourselves we discovered our inner darkness and flaws, and we came to understand that maybe these extremes weren’t so distant from one another, maybe they aren’t so different– for both God and Demon live within us.

Because what are Gods and Demons if not two faces of a same coin?

The universes of the two following artists could not express my thoughts more clearly if I had willed them to.

“Slavic Gods and Demons” by Patrycja Podko?cielny was an exhibit part of the artist’s MA diploma project at the Academy of Fine Arts of Gda?sk: dark and enchanting, Podko?cielny’s litographies represent a world of ambiguity. Which is which?

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In Slavic culture, people believed that unborn babies would turn into demons.
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Utopiec Demon
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Dziwo?ona Demon
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Strzyga Demon

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Latawiec Demon
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Po?udnica Demon
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?wi?towit, Swaróg & Trzyg?ów- Gods

 

The Beetroot Design Group collaborated with the Onassis Affiliate Foundation in New York to present an original exhibit entitled “The Greek Monsters”: although more child-friendly the design of the monsters is strikingly similar to that of Podko?cielny’s gods, don’t you think?

The Greek Monsters- OCCNY, New York from Beetroot Design Group on Vimeo.

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