Exhibition of art works and collages With her solo exhibition Art Core, Austrian artist Coco Wasabi will be having a thorough presentation in Ljubljana for the first time. As is hinted in the title, in her creations she likes to dive deep to where it all begins – the very “core of art”. She draws
Exhibition of art works and collages
With her solo exhibition Art Core, Austrian artist Coco Wasabi will be having a thorough presentation in Ljubljana for the first time. As is hinted in the title, in her creations she likes to dive deep to where it all begins – the very “core of art”. She draws ideas for her works from various periods of art history, freeing the found materials of original conventions and combining them impartially to create confrontations and a new discourse. Her collages thus function like an unexpected explosion, making everything that exists shatter and creating a whole new order. It is in harmony, and without a hint of boredom that her final product is being created, only to generate excitement and stylistic breakthroughs. The eye of the beholder has to indulge in the visual game of depth and perspective, which marks the author’s expression to a considerable degree. In her works she manages to establish a balance between colour and the sharpness of black and white. She confidently approaches each topic, no matter how explosive, to lay it bare in front of the audience. Despite her playfulness and her hide-and-seek with paraphrasing and uncovering symbols, her works display incredible precision and a feel for proportion, for arranging planes, shapes, structures and colour. Coco Wasabi’s art expeditions are full of contrasts between the traditional and the modern, between trivial and high culture, harmony and chaos, humour and solemnity, all of them merging into one another. She cuts scraps of paper to glue them to a variety of materials, such as canvas, glass and postcards. Step by step, this results in works that are based on an entirely new and unique art order, and possess a certain compositional perfection, which is the main feature of her artistic creations.
Coco Wasabi (1984) completed her art practice at the Vienna Art School and is currently finishing her studies of sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, Austria. In her studies of sculpture, Coco learned about dimensional operation, depth and perspective, which gave her a solid foundation in the production of art and collage. From her position, the most important fascination in working with art collages is to take images from the original context and place them into a whole new world. Cutting and gluing is simultaneously her therapy and deepest expression – the final art piece has no limits. Coco is constantly experimenting, using different visual media such as print on paper, canvas, tiles, postcards and glass. She has been exhibiting since 2005 and taking part in the events such as Dots 21 and Neni Art Collective & Yves Saint Laurent. Coco’s art work can be found in numerous private collections at home and abroad.
Article by Vanessa Bersis.