“What do you see in these images?” asks the doctor, showing the patient a sheet with mirror images on it. The Rorschach test is the psychological test that has entered everyone’s mind more than any other – also thanks to its appearance in several films.
Starting with this test, Andriy Shorobura, who came to Italy from Ukraine when he was still a child, has created the collection of illustrations “Rorschach for digital natives”. And he is truly a digital native, as he was born in 1992.
The images, created entirely by computer, are extremely evocative, subliminal geometric series.
«The aim was to use the most modern technologies associated directly with the hypertrophic prefrontal cortex», explains Andriy «by realising the most complex geometries adapted to the limits of the daily psyche, to stimulate emotions and sensation that today we only feel during spiritual retreats, the use of psychotropic substances, religious rituals, mediation, dreams».
Some are still images of the creation of parts of a living being, such as birth, the integration of opposites, the dance of cells, others could be the very first views of the oldest single-cell organisms that have appeared on the planet «or perhaps their first dreams» adds Andriy. Images that, just like the ones used for the test, stimulate the memory of primitive emotions that we process, compress and refine, making the reality around us more usable.
An artist – although he prefers the term “psychonaut” – influenced by nature and post-modernism, from quantum physics to sacred geometry, the discipline that subconsciously tells us of the deep sense that is hidden behind our existence.
His drawings are the result of a careful reflection about the subtle undertones between what we call living and non-living.
The story has been written by Chiara Sfregola, writer.
A very young Ukrainian artist and graphic designer, Andriy reinvented the Rorschach tests by designing them on the computer.