Edit was a a part of a bigger project built together with a group of 4 other artists where all of us blended our works together. My bit was called Edit which had 2 elements: the edited walls and the edited book. Briefly, the purpose of those was to promote a visual language, understandable by everyone, without needing words.
‘By carefully editing the walls Olar has revealed a ‘meta-text'. Holes revealed, tape and paint layers peeled back, new marks excavated from past students in the studio. For Olar, this process explores her concern that art should be understood as expression and experience and not through the tools of written or coded, spoken language. In this space, Olar has created a language, in which traces, underlines, personal marks and symbols act unconsciously. As her title implies, Relational Aesthetics, from Bourriaud's text, she is concerned with encounter, proximity and resisting social formatting.’ - Esther Windsor, Curator, MA Fine Art Programme Leader
The show took part in Birimgham School of Arts, Birmingham UK, in September 2018
Selfie - Analogue
Selfie - Analogue was my B.A. diploma project. The work questions the identity of man nowadays, one confusing the image of himself with the advertised one on social media platforms. Due to this contradiction, the project has been approached traditionally and raw, adopting Ana Mendieta’s manner. The “Selfie” project contained six face-printed acrylic canvases and one video, as process documentation.
Dream Fountain is a project made in collaboration with Eduard Bălaș . Because of its shape one would expect to find the bottom at the end of the bowl, but surprisingly, it goes deeper. The Dream Fountain is filled with warm water with a layer of white, light textile on top. The audience is invited to dip their hands in and search for the bottom.