Stas Orlovski explores the malleable intersections of drawing, printmaking, painting, animation, sculpture, projection-mapping and site-specific installation. His evocative works trade in the currencies of memory, art history, curious materialism and labor-intensive invention. By turns romantic, haunting, witty and emotional, Orlovski’s drawings and flickering analog cinematic have a certain retro stylization that combines Eastern European and Asian sensibilities.
In vintage found objects and both abstract and poetic iconography, his lexicon favors metaphor-ready imagery like waterfalls, the moon and birds, silhouetted figures, mannequins, flags, flowers. His earthy, inky palette and especially the projection of hand-made stop-motion drawing-based animation onto sculptural and architectural elements create a dreamlike state of mindful fascination in which the viewer’s own imagination plays an essential role.