Katja Kolesnik

Katja Kolesnik’s painting is imbued with protrahere – the Latin word meaning “to bring to light” – in an attempt to make the innermost of a person visible. She explores the tension between reality and the idealisation seen in advertising and soap operas. Kolesnik appropriates the picture of a stranger by searching for herself in them, to build up an image and destroy it, to create something that goes beyond representation.