The examination and occupation with apparently opposing materials and media makes up the main focus of the works of Vooria Aria.
His main intention is the transformation and transfer, in a playful way, of materials – taking their original consistency and giving them a new one. The processing of these materials describes an interpolation of a slowly grown object and leads to a broadening of his aesthetic understanding.
Vooria Aria uses architectural features such as ornaments, alignments, projections and imbues them with new dimensions and new meanings.
At the same time he engages with his traditions and the changes he has experienced: growing up in a war zone, fearing loss on a daily basis and experiencing a long-running war throughout his entire childhood…and then a life-changing experience with a change of country: a new era started although the old one still remains in his head and in his work.
“The stone that I am working with is called slate. It can be found usually on traditional graves in my native city. The thing that fascinated me the most, and still does, is the way the stones are arranged and the composition that influences the entire appearance of the grave and its design. I am working with material that has occupied my mind since I was a child. As an aspiring artist I try to process the influence this material or physical appearance has had on my perception.”