A small meditation about time and space 2015 - 2019
A small Meditation on Time and Space unfolds in front of the observer as an array of various images. Some are firmly anchored in the physical world, with others, the photographer moves away from the corporeal and approaches the pensive, contemplative, or dreamy experience. Sitar’s photographic images arise at different levels of reality. Some are widely open to narrativity, others bespeak the unsaid/indicated/anticipated and hold a door open for the sensation and the interpretation of the observer. It seems that the photographer’s approach is equally rational as it is intuitive. He is drawn by interim spaces that emerge as a departure from reality, by the distinction between these spaces, and by the creation of connections. Consequently, the narrative occasionally changes its course, moves away, twists, draws closer again, and then returns to the initial reference point. Yet, translating visual images into literary language would result in a realistic narrative which, in favour of the fantastic or the imaginative, sporadically goes beyond reality and at the same time, giving a lyrical description of nature or a contemplative reflection on the meaning of time, transience, and randomness, returns to the real in a gentle curve in order to point out the precious moments of a certain existence.
Text by Andreja Borin, curator at the Art gallery in Maribor