Karolína Rossi: To See the Mind

  • Karolína Rossi: To See the Mind
  • Karolína Rossi: To See the Mind
  • Karolína Rossi: To See the Mind

An opening of the exhibition on Tuesday, January 30, 2018, from 6 p. m.
The exhibition until February 24, 2018

Curator: Lenka Sýkorová

Accompanying program on Saturday, February 24, 2018, 2:00 – 4:00 p.m. – animation workshop for children, 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – commented viewing of the exhibition and the exhibition activity of Klamovka Pavilion.

Karolína Rossi graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, Graphics II Studio led by Vladimír Kokolia. In her paintings, she has been exploring the potential of human imagination. She asks the following question: “How does human imagination work when we know something from other sources only and we cannot actually see it? As an example, she mentions the Mariana Trench in the Pacific Ocean or the universe. It is this inspiration by nature that is behind her thought-out compositions at the intersection of realistic paintings and abstraction. Her paintings take viewers through realms that actually exist but require a little bit of imagination to grasp them. The author is interested in the limits of imagination when there are concrete impulses without actual knowledge.

Her artwork is based on concentration and a quiescent state of mind, while reflecting the present world full of chaos caused by an oversaturation of visual and written information that we often perceive in fragments because we are pressed for time. And so, the author asks another important question: “Are we able to perceive things around us in their entirety?” The limits of the human mind and the fragments of the Internet world have thus become an important element of the current exhibition in Altán Klamovka Gallery. The exhibition was created for the gallery space and points us the moment of revelation as something elusive. The history of the Neo-Gothic gallery was a challenge for the new comprehensive installation of paintings that in a way overlaps into the space.

Lenka Sýkorová