Project #1: METAMORPHOSES OF SILENCE (2010)
The first integrated project and also author’s programme of Miro Pecho were METAMORPHOSES OF SILENCE (2010). The creative results were presented at the exhibition bearing the same name, which took place in the Horný Šariš Educational Centre in Bardejov. The main motif of the exhibition was a part of the author’s diploma thesis – Dekadentný stav/Decadent state of mind, which was later extended to further artworks named Zrada/Betrayal and V hĺbke môjho podvedomia/In the Depth of My Unconsciousness.Other artworks created during the given period were not integrated into the diploma thesis corpus, yet their philosophy corresponded with the author’s programme – Ten kto Ťa sleduje/The One Who Watches You, Únos/Kidnapping, Súboj Titanov/Clash of Titans, Chcem byť iný/I Want to Be Different, Vyznanie divoch nevinných /Confession of Two Innocents, Fešák/Handsome Man, Toto ma čaká/This Awaits Me. In the Metamorphoses project, Pecho focused on the look inside, which he presented in expressive painting gestures emphasized by vibrant colouring. In each of the works, the colouring bore a significant symbolical meaning.
Black, white and red – the symbology of death, life and contrasts. In these works, we can observe how important elements of Pecho’s works – the unique iconography and symbology – started to form. Tangles, Titans and faceless creatures in disheartening postures have been appearing in his work since.
Drawing studies reflect Pecho’s interest in the thorough primary analysis of the given theme. The line forms the volume. The author implements the technique of drawing also in his paintings, but not with such frequency as in his later works.
The author uses central composition dominated by vaguely defined tangles or a cephalopod. The painting expression is not as relaxed as in his later works yet. Most often, he uses acrylic colours and oil on canvas.
The Metamorphoses of Silence project was preceded by an episodic abstract intermezzo in which he focused on the structure of a scene, yet these works are of a relatively lower quality than his works from the subsequent figural period. However, the structural studies proved to be a contribution to his next project.