She is telling her stories through paintings and drawings. The basis of her work lies in the spontaneity and the ability to quickly capture a moment and an idea. Her work centers on figurative motifs, where she tries to observe specific little details that tell the whole story, or contribute to the understanding of it.
During her residency in Maribor she created a series of drawings, inspired by the city and its inhabitants. She is mainly interested in local peculiarities, unusual things that create new micro worlds, where she gets her inspiration from. The series of drawings she created here is full of impressions and faces from the streets of Maribor. The artis likes to play with her own image, as well, so her self-portrait is often included in her drawings. These are characterized by strong black contours and expressive lines, to which she adds many individual details, which accentuate certain contents of the work. The drawings have a strong narrative, which the artist achieves with minimal means.
The project that drew the most attention in Maribor was her paining of the gallery façade (on Koroška cesta 18). Large format colour drawings, which stood out and shone on the black surface of the façade, definitely livened up the street, and attracted many curious passers-by. With this, the atrist’s motif world, which was inspired by the city streets, got a tribute on one of them, and she was able to present her talent on a much larger scale. Despite that her drawings kept their expressive and narrative nature, as well as the playing with details, which always atracts the observer’s attention.
The artist also left her mark in Hostel Pekarna, where she - with a black thread and nails - created a self-portrait, as well as portaits of Katarina Hudačinova and Matthew Cowan, who were guests of the GuestRoomMaribor programme at the same time.
Text: Maja Pardeilhan