With much excitement Kolly Gallery presents a new member to the line up – Maja Hürst. The well known Swiss artist painted a series of five paintings entitled Konflagratika. The series is presented from June 7th to12th 2021 at Kolly Gallery.
The current series is dedicated to the cause and artist’s personal interest of the effects due to conflagration. This explains the word composition of the exhibition title Konflagratika, a mix of «conflagration» and the name of Maja Hürst’s visual universe «TIKA». In her profound investigation on the theme of conflagration, the artist dedicates each of her five paintings to an affected species from each continent and their emotions at the core of the fire. She shows the fragility and vulnerability of the animals, abstract and glitched, emphasizing how many species are fading into extinction, remaining merely images on our devices if no action is taken. Besides using acrylic, dispersion paint and graphite, for this series she made an exceptional material choice to particularly use smoke on the canvases.