Popa used only earth, coal and water, from its very source, to create the series of portraits on fractured ice floats and the image is truly incredible. His work is documented via drone and he also makes limited edition prints for fans. His art does not escape the digital format circuit through the sale of the well-known NFT’s.
Its relationship with the conflict in Ukraine
The works of David Popa have gained notoriety throughout the world and with them the message of the meaning of Fracturedhis unmissable project in southern Finland: “The project evolved as a response to the ongoing conflict in Ukraine, which has only further highlighted the fractured state of the world in which we live,” said the artist from his official page.
According to Popa, during the project the ice fractured completely at unpredictable moments, leaving the artist wondering if it was worth continuing his work or not: “From the ground, one will never be able to decipher any silver line within the chaos, however from above, the fragments have a harmony and beauty that is imperceptible from any other perspective”, reflected the artist.
In this sense, Popa explained that the work offers a means to indicate to the viewer not despair and chaos, but questions where we must look to repair the broken fragments of our lived reality “and, perhaps, how the fragments can be used to create a completely new mosaic from the scattered vestiges,” he added.