Koralie’s works are characterised by contrasting subjects. In this exhibition she portrays various land, interior and surreal scapes. She seeks balance to achieve harmony between the opposites in her life as well as her artistic expression and concepts. Koralie’s oeuvre and the exhibition explore handicrafts from different cultures, folklore, coexistence between human kind and plant kingdom. Koralie’s artistic approach ranges from popular tradition, to symbolic aesthetics and contemporary ecology. The artist progressively balances the opposites and ultimately brings life to the paintings through various textures.
In the exhibition Behind the Wall, by the Window the artist juxtaposes the opposites of „outside“ and „inside“. At the same time she portrays the omnipresent relationship of these in the everyday life. She associates with the „outside“ the unknown, infinity, travel and discovery. The inside is associated our dwelling but also security and the personal expression through interior decoration. The window symbolises a passage, a connection from inside to outside and vice versa. Furthermore the window becomes a portal or frame to a new image. The openings in the walls evoke different feelings; desire and excitement or fear and apprehension of what could be discovered behind?
A further topic that the artist address ist the juxtaposition between man-made and natural elements. The reference to man-made elements are architecture, walls, tiles and many more. The artist understands plant vegetation and landscapes as nature’s creation. Looking at the artworks in detail even the plant universe is divided by the tamed plants in the homes and the wild vegetation created over centuries.
„The openings in the walls is a transition, a glimpse to the other side and a viewpoint“
For the exhibition Behind the Wall, by the Window the underlying research and inspiration was drawn from oriental Moucharabieh and Japanese Noren. These references are a central part of the crafted details in the paintings. Both interior design elements are characterised by the ornamental pattern and symbolic motifs. Last but not least, a recurring theme in Koralie’s work is the overlaying and mixing of free organic forms as well as geometric patterns.
Tania Di Brita
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