Solo exhibition with Artuner
Artuner is pleased to present Floating Craters, a selection of new works by Pia Krajewski. Born in 1990 in Cologne, Germany, Pia Krajewski is a painter of tangible abstraction. Her practice begun when she attended the Dusseldorf Kunstakademie, through which she continued growing into a nationally and internationally acclaimed artist.
The presented artworks are not to be interpreted as a radical departure from her previous work, but rather, a progressive growth from a pre-existing narrative: Krajewski’s haptic painterly style takes the audience to a new perspective, guiding them to observe the linear evolution of her sitters.
The artist has mentioned that the paintings possess a digital aesthetic connecting to 3D animations, imbuing them with foreignness and familiarity of the shapes are reminiscent of the oscillations of perceptions. The sense of familiarity that accompanies that is constant but ultimately impossible to pin down to an identifiable subject. The subjects could be intended as a visualisation of archived memories; a place where the familiar conserves its basic connotations stemming from a distant knowledge of earth and the experience of reality, as it blends into the abstraction.
The virtuality of the paintings is then brought to a classic artistic medium through the use of the oil paint, bringing a tactile quality to the compositions. Following this narrative, Krajewski’s paintings straddle the line between the virtual and the real, projecting themselves across the past and the future.
With Floating Craters, Pia Krajewski’s artworks are windows onto a world where vision is bared and plasticity and materiality are perceivable with sight. In this selection of artworks, Krajewski probes the sphere of softer shapes and textures, built with bright colours: the large-scaled paintings surround the audience and carry them to a territory of glimmering synaesthetic phenomena.
Text by Ludovica Celatino