Daniel Mrva

Color-driven illusion and the logic of mathematics are the driving forces behind my work. I view my practice as a response to the cultural condition of post-modern subjectivity. I engage in a realm of observational truths. Color illusions illuminate truth about ourselves and our perceptions, while mathematical logic reveals intrinsic truths about the universe. In engaging these foundational truths, my work critiques the cultural dominance of subjectivity. The contemporary tendency to over emphasize the subjective leads to a breakdown of interpersonal communication and to the dissolution of individual responsibility. My work is a reminder that we can know ourselves, know the universe, and ultimately know each other. In reclaiming this knowledge we are held accountable to higher standards of beauty, justice, and love.