Kat Suryna  /  artist

 

Selected Works

Gudrun, 2016, ink on paper, 40 x 60 cm. Click on the detail below to enlarge.

 

Gudrun, details:

 

 

Neurolandscapes series (2016-present)

 

Neurolandscape No. 1, 2016, ink on paper, 30 x 40 cm.

 

Neurolandscape No. 2, 2017, ink on paper, 30 x 40 cm.

 

Chronotop series (2013-2014)

May 28 - June 11, 2014. Y Gallery, Tartu, Estonia.

July - August, 2014. Training Center Punane Puu, Tallinn, Estonia.

 

For Mikhail Bakhtin, in order to be meaningful for the plot, the character must be depicted in a particular time-space, or chronotop. The same idea may be applied to the field of visual art. Thus, the character's personality and erotic experience might be fleshed out through a certain amalgamation of time and space, through the visualization and condensation of time in the ambience, in which she is immersed. On the other hand, one may notice the change of time and appreciate the seasons based on some particular erotic mood, which individualizes our knowledge of time and, in general, realizes the old idea of commensurability between the micro and macrocosmos.

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Déjà rêvé series (2014)

July - August, 2014. Training Center Punane Puu, Tallinn, Estonia.

 

Déjà rêvé deals with the memory of things and settings, and particularly their ability to be read as symbols, which set the perspective for creating unlimited sets of variable possible worlds. Traditionally, the mirror is one of the things that has the biggest sense load and, due to a detached and alienated character of our mirror image, we tend to perceive it as the image of the 'other' who conceals her possible world. Thus, the works are focused on the possible worlds suggested by vintage things and retro settings, and demonstrated on the mirror.

These work were the result of a month long residency at the Estonian Printing Museum, Tartu, Estonia.

 

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Collaborations

 

Constellation boxes: Oiwa, Artenion, and Tagetes (2014).

Collaboration with RSM for the exhibition "Planetario: Observaciones Estelares Especulativas." Y Gallery, Tartu, Estonia.

 

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Coelvm Stellatvm (2014), fractal monotype on paper, mounted on architectural soffit, 338.5" by 18.7" (8.6m by 47.5cm).

Site-specific intervention.

Collaboration with RSM for the exhibition "Planetario: Observaciones Estelares Especulativas." Y Gallery, Tartu, Estonia.

 

Coelvm Stellatvm, details:

 

 

Dorado/Lacerta tähtkujud (constellations) (2014), conductive paint on paper and electronics, 93.6" by 33.1" (2.3 m by 84.1 cm).

Collaboration with RSM. Science Centre AHHAA, Tartu, Estonia.

 

Dorado/Lacerta, installation view (click to enlarge):

 

Dorado/Lacerta, details:

 

Other works

 

Stridulation (triptych), 2015, colour ink and acrylic on canvas board, 30 x 40 cm each. Private collection. Click on image to enlarge.

 

Statement

My artistic research hinges upon issues of subjectivity and the self. Being a matter of private epistemic access, both subject and self resist an impartial, third-person point of view on them and require other means for their disclosure. Faciality being only one way of expressing the private, I consider ambiance and organiticity of patterns as having a big potential to set a limitless perspective to uncover the innermost. In my artwork, I try to offer a look of the other on the spectator to nourish her illusion of having an integral image of herself, to borrow Jacques Lacan's expression. I seek for unexpected effects by combining traditional canons for depicting the human body with abstract elements.

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Contact

e-mail: katsuryne at gmail dot com