NATALIA ZAŁUSKA

Most Relative Times

12 October – 19 November, 2016

Galerie Klüser 2

In our second solo exhibition with Polish painter Natalia Załuska, Galerie Klüser 2 is showing a new series of works focusing on large-scale (220 x 190 cm and 170 x 140 cm).
Załuska regards her studio as a laboratory for innovative creative processes. The aim is to investigate the possibilities of painting as a medium in a contemporary context. The artist’s working process is defined by such questions as: “Does painting have limits as a medium?” or “Are there any restrictions on the possibility of painterly expression?”

Besides the choice of material also place, time and space influence the compositions’ genesis. It is important at what precise time and in what place Załuska experiences the influences she allows to flow into her work. The artist explores boundaries and a breaching of them, precision and its conscious rejection, as well as one- and two-dimensionality. Her prime intention is to break with or rather to redefine two-dimensionality (as immanent in painting). To do so, Załuska adopts the somewhat unusual material of cardboard. She uses it to create collages, and tears, paints over, sprays or varnishes separate cardboard modules – of differing thicknesses and sizes – and brings them together on a single picture carrier. A specific spatiality emerges in the painting as a consequence, as several layers – starting out from a canvas or simply a canvas stretcher – give the works their complexity and depth.

Natalia Załuska is represented in collections including those of the Lentos Art Museum, the Foundation Ahlers Pro Arte, the CCA Andratx, and the Langen Foundation.

Selected Works

Natalia Zaluska, Mixed Media, Collage, Karton

About the artist

Natalia Załuska constructs her minimalist and reduced paintings by using various materials that she accurately assembles with a range of different techniques, resulting in a play of geometric forms. The fundamental form is always based on a rectangle upon which multilayered monochrome collages develop, made of canvas and cardboard, acrylic and pencil. The artist folds, tears or cuts the materials and arranges them carefully into a structure that opens up new perspectives through its broken surfaces.

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