Kata Janosi

Kata Janosi

ARTIST STATEMENT
Ever since my years at The Hungarian University of Fine Arts, I mainly experimented with the possibil-ities of landscape, and the line that divides gurative and abstract painting. My works’ starting-point were always based on nature - to be exact, the concept of the „personal landscape”, in which concrete elements are mixing with imaginary, half-abstract forms. Therefore the vision is undetermined, dream- like: we can’t know for certainty, what is that we see exactly. I decide, what to show from my paintings,and what I keep hidden, hereby making my artwork more personal. However, this half-sketched worldhas one more aspect: my pictures are based on personal experiences, and I only work by heart, based onmy memories, hence certain motifs became dim, forgotten, and I’d like to enhance it with fogginess, thecovering of the different layers. I always use different materials, textiles, threads, making the paintingsmore plastic. The element of sewing usually represents something monotone, hard and time-consuming – in my latest work, they had become more and more emphasized, sometimes overshadowing landscapeitself. I often use a transparent material to “hide” the painting itself, leaving the viewer with a kind ofuncertainty – are we out in nature itself, or are we just looking through our rooms’ window, from behind the curtains?

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