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KATJAPÁL. PORTFOLIO


WORKSAMPLES


#INTERACTIVEpainting


It could even be said that I am one of those who despise pictorial story-telling and/or moralizing; my practice is rather introverted, focused on the concrete, physical reality of the medium in use, i.e. painting. The subject of these works can best be understood in terms of the following question: “what happens when we look at a painting?” and thus explore the vitality of the relationship between a painting and its beholder, where possibilities of manipulation are of great importance. ...to establish some kind of direct participation or interaction between a painting and its “bystander”. I am very well aware that an active (physical) interaction with an artwork is nowadays nothing un-usual, but what about painting? Can this object bear this kind of intercourse?

WARNING! The following 5 works are samples from the SHORT CIRCUIT series of “interactive paintings”; where a spectators action-touch is needed to experience the image/painting in its full. Non-figurative, geometric structures - a sort of frozen motion images are composed from several separate square plates that are compound with a method which generates a feasibility of movement revealing new dimension of perception. The viewer is offered a challenge; to touch and slide the individual plates and thus pursue after the 12 sequences of a motif at hand.


* a list with technical parameters of the works can be found on page 37.


F R OM THE FRONT


VI E W F R O M TH E R IGH T S ID E


#simplyPAINTING


If the previous works asked for our physical respond - a touch, the following are “simple� images playing with the psychical question of space and how do we respond to it...


#simplyPAINTING #new


The following works are part of the series entitled NEVER SAY NEVER; here the paintings rely even more on our perception of the 3rd dimension. Proceeding from a rectangular form the works take on irregular shapes while a linear drawing follows the contour of an imaginary object. The drawing comes even more to life in complete darkness as the white paint used is actually fluorescent/ UV paint.


LIST OF WORKS page

title

technical parameters

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CROSSROADS05

2009, 150x63cm, linóleummetszet farostlemezen

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CROSSROADS05mini01 2011, 30x30cm, acrylic paint & wood putty on plywood

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CROSSROADS05mini03 2011, 30x30cm, acrylic paint & wood putty on plywood

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WORKFOUR

2009, 60x60cm, acrylic paint & wood putty on plywood

11

WORKTHREE

2009, 60x60cm, acrylic paint & wood putty on plywood

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yet untitled

2014, 134x170cm, akril farostlemezen (szemből)

13

yet untitled

2014, 134x170cm, akril farostlemezen (jobbról)

16

'FK991C'

2012, 67x67x3cm, acrylic paint on plywood

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'FK742D'

2012, 67x67x3cm, acrylic paint on plywood

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'FK945F'

2012, 67x67x3cm, acrylic paint on plywood

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'FK335E'

2012, 67x67x3cm, acrylic paint on plywood

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'FK829B'

2012, 67x67x3cm, acrylic paint on plywood

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'FK358G'

2012, 67x67x3cm, acrylic paint on plywood

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IN THE MIDDLE

2011, 68x68x5cm, acrylic paint & wood putty on plywood

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FK741MK25xs

2013, 40x40x4cm, acrylic paint & wood putty on plywood

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FKMP274FLP1

2013, 40x40x4cm, acrylic paint & wood putty on plywood

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FK379MK35xl

2013, 40x40x4cm, acrylic paint & wood putty on plywood

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FK567ALM

2013, 70x70x5cm, acrylic paint on canvas

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MUK3e2

2014, 70x70cm, acrylic paint on canvas

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ANIMA:AS07C2A

2011, 108x108x3cm, acrylic paint & wood putty on plywood

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ANIMA:AS09

2011, 108x108x3cm, acrylic paint & wood putty on plywood

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n7b2

2014, 120v90x5cm, acrylic & UV paint + wood putty on plywood

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k8b1a

2014, 80x90x5cm, acrylic & UV paint + wood putty on plywood

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k1b1

2014, 70x80x5cm, acrylic & UV paint + wood putty on plywood

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f6c

2014, 120x60x5cm, acrylic & UV paint + wood putty on plywood

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u9a1

2014, 80x90x5cm, acrylic & UV paint + wood putty on plywood

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m9a

2014, 90x80x5cm, acrylic & UV paint + wood putty on plywood

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k3a2b1

2014, 90x80x5cm, acrylic & UV paint + wood putty on plywood


Brown hair, average height, dark eyes. Katja is a painter, born 1979 in Murska Sobota, Slovenia. Her adventure on the battlefield called Art begun as early as her high school years when she joined LindArt -Young Artists Association in 1995. This gesture highly determined her artistic path while giving an opportunity to be engaged in the regional art scene. She annually attended summer Fine Arts Symposiums and participated on numerous group exhibitions, both nationally and internationally. 2010 Katja received her PhD in Painting from Academy of Fine Arts, Ljubljana and since travelled the world as a freelancer. While her artistic research regularly deals with the relationship between a painting and its beholder, the means that she uses to address the viewer unpredictably vary: from humorous almost illustrative imagery all the way to geometrical illusionism. Besides her studio art, Katja is active in many other areas of culture: founder & director of D’CLINICstudios art/residence space, and the creative director of Bili Camu.

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SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS: 2014 : Never Say Never, Ante Trstenjak Gallery, Ljutomer, Slovenia 2012 : Skodelica toplega mleka, Kino Šiška/Kamera Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia 2011 : Short circuit, Instinc, Singapore 2011 : Fore, Instinc, Singapore (a collaboration with Shih Yun Yeo) 2009 : !gnite, The atrs loft, Singapore (a collaboration with Shih Yun Yeo) 2009 : Reflections, Instinc, Singapore 2009 : Artjoke(r)s interactive project, Instinc, Singapore (a collaboration with Shih Yun Yeo) 2009 : Soulstriptease [artIchoke], TKG Gallery, Triest, Italy 2009 : Soulstriptease [artIchoke], Lek Galley, Ljubljana, Slovenia 2008: Soulstriptease [artIchoke], Slovenski Znanstveni Inštitut, Vienna, Austria 2008 : Kratki stik, Srečišče Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia 2008 : Soulstriptease [artIchoke], RRRudolf Gallery, Maribor, Slovenia 2008 : Soulstriptease [artIchoke], Galerie der Raiffeisenbank, Anger, Austria 2008 : Soulstriptease [artIchoke], EGA Gallery, Vienna, Austria 2007 : Soulstriptease [artIchoke], Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia, London, United Kingdom 2007 : Naplavine, Prežihov Voranc Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia 2007 : Soulstriptease [artIchoke], Banffy Gallery, Lendava, Slovenia 2007 : Soulstriptease [artIchoke], Werkbund Gallery, Graz, Austria 2007 : Soulstriptease [artIchoke], Rdeča Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia 2002: “Csináltatni kepeket”, Sinagogue, Lendava, Slovenia CSOPORTOS KIÁLLÍTÁSOK (VÁLOGATÁS): 2015 : Öten Lendváról, Szombathelyi Művészeti Szakközépiskola, Szombathely, Hungary 2015 : Fénycsapda, Bánffy Gallery, Lendava, Slovenia 2014 : MUZE at month of design Ljubljana, Dunajska 123, Ljubljana, Slovenia (a collaboration with Boštjan Gabrielčič) 2014 : Color Arts Fesztivál, ex-MMIK, Zalaegerszeg, Hungary 2014 : “Una citta dove lo spirito creativo entusiasma e soddisfa: Mostra di artisti sloveni da Lendva”: Palazzo Cecchini, Cordovado, Italy 2013 : Untitled taped forms, Sonderwunsh Gallery, Nussbaumen, Switzerland (a collaboration with Sandra Lea and Paloma Ayala) 2013 : Recent works, Sonderwunsh Gallery, Nussbaumen, Switzerland 2013 : Rejtőzködő Muravidék, Magyarság Háza, Budapest, Hungary 2012 : “és vegyünk rajta egy üveg bort...”, group exhibtions, MMIK - Médium Galéeria, Szombathely, Hungary 2011 : Squares invasion, INSTINC, Singapore 2011 : Együtt, Balatoni Múzeum, Keszthely, Hungary 2011 : Magyar festészet napja, Malom Galéria, Szentendre, Hungary 2011 : régióArt, Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia, Ljubljana, Slovenia 2011 : Malom Galéria, Szentendre, Hungary 2011 : RégióArt, Szombathelyi képtár, Szombathely, Hungary 2011 : TRANSCOM.hu, Kortárs Magyar Galéria, Dunajská Streda, Slovakia 2011 : Mladi umetniki pomurja, Gallery Murska Sobota, Murska Sobota, Slovenia 2010 : exhibition of works by Artists from Lendava, Csemadok Gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia 2009 : 20 years after [artIchoke] : MOYA, Vienna, Austria 2008 : premiera17 : Gallery for contemporary art, Celje, Slovenia 2008 : “goodbye Hiro!” : Galerie Washaus, Berlin, Germany 2008 : Artville ’08 : Tempelhof, Berlin, Gremany 2008 : Fauna [artIchoke] : Workshop gallery, Bialystok, Poland 2008 : 6th international comics’ showroom : SKC, Srećna galerija, Beograd, Srbia 2008 : 2.m (multi-,inter-, neo-, trans-, …) : Gallery Miklova hiša, Ribnica, Slovenia 2008 : »fun-language«[artIchoke]: Miskolci Galéria, Miskolc, Hungary 2008 : Vabljeni mladi 08 : Gallery DLUM, Maribor, Slovenia 2008 : Mladi ustvarjalci Pomurja : Gallery Murska Sobota, Murska Sobota, Slovenia


2008 : “DRAW IN” [artIchoke]: 00130Gallery, Helsinki, Finland 2007 : MIXED SHOW-CONTEMPORARY BALKAN ART : Gallery SULUV, Novi Sad, Serbia 2007 : KULTUR DER LETZTEN DINGE [artIchoke]: Künstlerhaus Graz, Austria 2007 : Terminal00 [artIchoke]: Westbourne Studios, London, United kingdom 2007 : exhibition of works by Artists from Lendava : Várnegyed Galéria, Budapest, Hungary 2006 : 7. Slovenian Biennial of Illustration : Gallery CD, Ljubljana, Slovenia 2005 : exhibition of works from the LINDart collection, Gallery Írókéz, Szombathely, Hungary 2005 : “paint my feet” (project with Andrej Carli) : Lonjer, Italy 2004 : Unsere Nachbarn : Kunst & Wirtschaftshaus Rohrbach, Weistrach, Austria 2004 : Unsere Nachbarn : TIZ ST. Florian, St.Florian, Austria 2003 : CATAPULT : drawings exhibition with Marianne Männi, Juice, Dublin, Ireland CURATING: 2014 : THE MIXER PROJECT exhibition : Keresztury Dezső VMK, Zalaegerszeg, Hungary AWARDS: 2014 : Lendva Mayor Award for the culture SYMPOSIUMS, ARTISTS’ COLONIES: 2014: 51. Izlake International Artists’ Colony, Zagorje ob Savi, Slovenia 2013: XVI. International Artists’ Colony, Križanke, Ljubljana, Slovenia 2011: A.I.R. @ INSTINC, Singapore 2010: 10. Atelier D’Artista, Castelfiorentino, Toscany, Italy 2009: A.I.R. @ INSTINC, Singapore 2009: Művészetek Megyéje – Zala II., Zalaegerszeg/Balatongyörök, Hungary 2008: Művészetek Megyéje – Zala I., Zalaegerszeg/Felsőrajk, Hungary 2008: LindArt “co-operate” Vol. II, Lendava, Slovenia 2007: LindArt “co-operate” Vol. I, Lendava, Slovenia 2008: VINO-ART 5, Dobrovnik, Slovenia 2004: ARTeden, Lonjer, Italy 1997-2006: LindArt International Young Artists’ Colony, Lendava, Slovenia


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