Ada VILHAN

“When I was a little girl, I was moving between two gardens. In my dad’s garden there were many trees, whereas my mother’s was full of flowers. Dad’s garden was about real-world things, my mother’s was about emotions. Once, as my father was digging, he turned over an ant castle. The ants started running around and were trying to save their white, shelled future. Suddenly, I became fearful as it occurred to me: there might be a giant gardener who has us as really tiny ants in his garden; he can turn us out of our world at any moment.”

“You are moving among knowing, creating and losing yourself, in the labyrinth of emotions. Lacan thinks that consciousness is inseparable from self-recognition, but he regards self-recognition more important than consciousness. Nietzsche considered self-recognition as some kind of self-creation because the personality creates itself through self-recognition. As I create myself in a project, at the same time I become the victim of this ego.”

Ada Vilhan, Visual Artist & Literature Professor

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The VERTICAL ROADS series contains the pictures of a spiritual – philosophical era.
“… In the folk song singed Cloud Gate is the Magical Gate, what makes possible the transit between Earth and Heaven. Only a few people are trying to open it with crying, praying, singing and other nonverbal voodoo. Some are successful and find the key of Cloud Gate.”
Ada has a teaching degree in Literature. She worked as an art journalist; nowadays she leads art therapy sessions. She believes in teaching through art, in the mind-shaping power of literature, in the power of colors. In her view, gentleness and strength aren’t mutually exclusive.
Saatchi Art: Ada VILHAN

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