CREATIVE PROCESS Vinko investigate the notion of healing through his art that goes beyond recovery from personal physical and emotional traumas. Vinko’s visual language operates in various media characterised by black and white compositions incorporating 24 carat gold, integrating painting and sculpture into one.
As one looks deeper into Vinko’s art of healing, goes through introspection. Each art piece harbours metanarratives.
As a true artist, Vinko is pushing a variety of media into the realm of modern art towards a deeper, more complete, more intuitive experience. His Art can permeate the very deepest part of us, where no words exist.
Instead, healing turn to global history, politics, culture, economics and environment. In doing so, he explore how the ability to empathise with another’s hardship is deeply guided by compassion and understanding – which speak from his own memories and self-reflection in need of healing.
Vinko investigate the notion of healing through his art that goes beyond recovery from personal physical and emotional traumas.
Vinko’s visual language operates in various media characterised by black and white compositions incorporating 24 carat gold, integrating painting and sculpture into one.
Vinko uses a variety of wacky mixed media on canvas or wood, like bark, metal, glass, sand, gesso, stones, paper, leather, glue to create his textured Artwork.
He uses only black and white colours for his Artworks.
(Inspired by Yin and Yang Ancient Chinese Philosophy) “white-black”/ “positive-negative”.
Yin and Yang is a concept of dualism, describing how obviously opposite or contrary forces may actually be complementary, interconnected, and interdependent in the natural world, and how they may give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another. In Chinese cosmology, the universe creates itself out of a primary chaos of material energy, organised into the cycles of Yin and Yang and formed into objects and lives. Yin is the receptive and Yang the active principle, seen in all forms of change and difference such as the annual cycle (winter and summer), the landscape (north-facing shade and south-facing brightness), sexual coupling (female and male), the formation of both men and women as characters and sociopolitical history (disorder and order).
Black is also power, fear, mystery, strength, authority, elegance, formality, death, evil, aggression, authority, rebellion.
White is also purity, innocence, goodness, heaven, safety, brilliance… understanding, faith, spirituality, possibility, sincerity…
is “The Master Healer” symbol of purity of the spiritual aspect of “All That Is”
Gold is also a symbol of spirituality and development in the realm of complete understanding, allowing one to both attain and maintain communion with the source of all being. It is an excellent mineral for purification of the physical body and helps lessening the traumas. Gold has been used in the development, purification, and balancing of the heart chakra and for the amplification of thought-forms.
(Vinko is using 24 Carat Gold leaf on most of his Artworks)
Vinko collecting bark for his Art
(Vinko only use bark from a dead tree. Peeling bark from a living tree removes its circulatory system and will kill the tree. Some trees shed their outer bark, which can be thought of as the epidermis of the tree. Closely attached to the bark is the phloem, which carries food throughout the tree. If this is removed, the tree will starve and die).
Vinko selecting the right texture of the bark for his Art
Preparing bark for painting and adding gold as a ‘healer’ at the end
Vinko in his atelier/studio
Vinko’s Art on the wall
Vinko often creates Artwork with bark because of the symbolic meaning of trees.
In mythologies, legends and novels trees are used to represent life and growth. Trees are also considered representative of wisdom, power and prosperity.