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Kristina Rutar

Migration I., from Migration triptych, collage, serigraphy, 15x10 cm, 2015 Foto: Kristina Rutar

For a generation of artists, the first romance with visual arts has been abstract expressionism: even if creative people don’t get explicitly involved with abstraction, we could state that it remains the core mythology of contemporary visual art. I daresay that your works, and I'm particularly referring to the Migration triptych, aims to harmonize an impulse to abstraction with a steady reference to real world, whose reminders saturate each piece of the series. In this sense, your process goes beyond a mere assemblage of memories and invites the viewer to discover or better to elaborate a personal narrative: Do you conceive these

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composition on an instinctive way or do you rather structure your process in order to reach the right balance? And in particular, how much do you explicitly think of a narrative for your works?

Well, I am definitely one of those artists who are in love with abstract expressionism. I have been affected by it since I was little, I will never forget the feelings I felt towards Pollock’s work, when I was about thirteen years old. Everything about it makes sense. It opened my eyes. That not only strongly affected my work, but also built expectations I have for art. I relate to abstract expressionism because the artists worked very

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