Flora As a Metaphor

author Darko Fritz
written by SIlva Kalčić


Darko Fritz’s floral installations are artistic interventions into the urban tissue which use regular horticultural materials: flowers, grass, humus and gravel. If they quote computer information it is usually a standard error report programmed in the machine. These projects operate with organic growth, with the exchange of substances as a metaphor of information exchange. The symbolic content of a flower and its aesthetic perception as a fragile and ephemeral thing have been added a conceptual content (by contrast, Jeff Koons’ huge floral puppy combines form and materials producing a sugary and sentimentally kitschy effect, which corresponds to the definition of art as a means of manipulation).