Stories have for ages been told around a fire.
Fire is magical and ever changing. Can we really capture the magic of that fire by taking hundreds of photographs of its many shapes and forms. Nowadays people want to capture each and every moment. But can we truly capture the Essence of Reality? Is it so that a moment does not exist unless it’s captured by a Tweet or a photo on Instagram? Will we close our eyes and enjoy the moment while laying down on this carpet or will we take a Selfie because it looks so beautiful?
Dadara got known in the early nineties when he designed numerous album covers and flyers for the then upcoming house scene in the early nineties.
This, as well as projects as the crying baby speakers and the Greyman statue of No Liberty marked the start of an impressive career as a painter, installation and performance artist, designer, and cartoonist.
His focus shifted this Millenium increasingly to extravagant interactive installations in public space, such as starting his own bank and creating a religion based on social media, many of which were built at the legendary Burning Man festival in the Nevada desert.
His work is a kind of tweaked mirror which looks at our society. A full-colored Black Mirror, but one that has a Rainbow at the end of the tunnel. With his current series of Mandalas he created meticulously crafted round spinning paintings with lots of detail providing a meditative focus in a world which seemingly spins out of control.