Metka Krašovec (1941–2018)
Art is life.
Being here, being now. Ontologically being-there.
Presence cannot be avoided.
"I am known as a notorious perfectionist, a force to be reckoned with. Complete focus, complete commitment, and at the same time a sense of complete ease, so that the flow can begin, before conscious will breaks everything down. It is my ambition – unfortunately I am not sure whether it was ever realized – to bring a painting to the point of making it resound. To make its silence resound. To achieve a state of inner silence, our innermost sound, just by looking at the painting. If I were to achieve this, it would mean getting close to perfection."
– Metka Krašovec
We are sad to inform you about the decease of an exceptional artist, last year's Prešeren Award winner, special member of the Slovene Academy of Sciences and Arts, academy-trained painter Metka Krašovec.
The group exhibition PRESENCES (named after the now famous painting series by Metka Krašovec from the beginning of the nineties) examines a kind of an internalized relationship, a group dynamics, emanating from intriguing, highly specific and quite individualistic communication gaps that are being bridged through a mutual collaboration between the mentor and her students.
Metka Krašovec, Kelih / Chalice, 1983, acrylic on paper, 210 x 300 cm