On the yournay I., 135x100cm, oil and ash on canvas 2015

My painting often refers to the content of myths, fetishism and faith and asks subtly: how can rituals and myths from the past or from another culture link with the present, and whether they still operate with the same force; what does it mean to believe or have faith in something spiritual today? The series On the yourney is constituted by four paintings of various dimensions, in dark, almost monochromatic colours, which reduces distance to variable depth more significantly than the original, and we can realize this way what we see on a 2d picture instead of apocryphal narratives. I bypasse this capability to generate the illusion of desire for designation and to make past meaningful – the time when the original was created, the time that refers to the painted scene, and the time that demands connection with a work of art.

On the yournay III., 50 x 40 cm, oil on canvas 2016

My painting often refers to the content of myths, fetishism and faith and asks subtly: how can rituals and myths from the past or from another culture link with the present, and whether they still operate with the same force; what does it mean to believe or have faith in something spiritual today? The series On the yourney is constituted by four paintings of various dimensions, in dark, almost monochromatic colours, which reduces distance to variable depth more significantly than the original, and we can realize this way what we see on a 2d picture instead of apocryphal narratives. I bypasse this capability to generate the illusion of desire for designation and to make past meaningful – the time when the original was created, the time that refers to the painted scene, and the time that demands connection with a work of art.

Painter Doesn´t Sleep, 41×33 cm, ash and oil on canvas 2018

Painter Doesn´t Sleep (after Piero della Francesca, detail of the Resurrection) is painting from bigger series of works, which was presented on almost monochrome (comparred to the original) exhibition Ash and Sulphur in Krokus Gallery in Bratislava. It was my last solo exhibition. It is important for me to shift the original idea during the creative process, a kind of "pentimenti" in the time and space of art.

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Klaudia Kosziba

Slovakia

born 1971 in Šaľa (Slovakia)
study: 1990 – 1996 (Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Department of Painting and other Media, Bratislava)
postgradual study:
2001-2007 Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Department of Painting and other Media, Bratislava (ArtD)
at 2008 head of the Painting Studio, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Department of Painting Bratislava
at 2016 head of the Department of Painting, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava

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