My plane can't land in flooded Chennai, flying around tour by tour above the city. People are getting nervous. I'm taking a piece of paper and start doodling with my "teacher's" red pen. Circles are starting looking as threads, threads as hair… Finally plane lands, rain doesn't stop even for one second, but in the city the circulation is still possible.
Coming to my place, I'm still jetlagged… Power is going off (no one yet knows that it's "off" for entire week). I'm lighting a candle and accidentally a piece of paper with my red scribble falls down on the wet floor.
Hair… red hair… threads… labyrinths. Minotaur!
I was always fascinated by Greek mythology, more then by any fairy tales. Since my early childhood I knew Greek Gods and Goddesses, heroes and heroines. Theseus story always surprised me by the behaviors of the conqueror. With the help of Ariadne he kills Minotaur (who in Etruscan tradition wasn't a monster as he's described by hellions). Hero takes Ariadne with him as bride and finally leaves her on the island accompanied by her nurse. Abandoned "mistress of labyrinth" dies from grief (or childbirth - according to different interpretation).
I took totally personalized story-line meaning. Minotaur is naked - showing his naivety and rough gawky energy, his eyes are closed (blinded from the truth). He doesn't know about his difference from humans, he caries only about one precious thing in his life - Ariadne.
In this work I discovered a simplest technique - black and red pen. But more simple it looks- more difficult it's in execution. Line should be perfect, movement of a hand light and strong.
There are two things which came outpretty unexpected: reference to Picasso (for sure I knew his works but not so deeply) and visual erotic aspect of the series