In her large format paintings, Maja Vukoje addresses discursive issues such as post colonialism, gender, and popular culture. Due to her own migration experience, she is particularly interested in syncretic cultural phenomena. Her work exploits all the possibilities of painting. She creates various pictorial forms of expression through the use of combs, putty knives, stencils, flowing paint, sprayed elements, and applications of real objects. The result is a somewhat undecipherable contextual meaning of the images.
Residents from Austria
Esther Tielemans examines the foundations of painting by extrapolating opposites: flat and three dimensional; abstraction and figuration; and reality and illusion. Tielemans’ works are reminiscent of dreams or memories in which the barrier between reality and imagination seems to be fading.
Residents from The Netherlands
Helene Førde is an interdisciplinary artist working with installation, sculpture, sound, mechanical or interactive elements, and performance. She uses a site sensitive approach throughout her practice. Førde is interested in exploring perception, awareness, memories, context, and the particular history and character of a space. Her recent works also reflect on cultural history, traditions and patterns of living, in the face of new times, change and prevailing politics.