We cordially invite you to the jubilee, twentieth edition of the NADA MIAMI art fair. At our stand #4.06, we will present the latest works by Emilia Kina, Janek Simon and Paulina Stasik.
EMILIA KINA, UNTITLED, 2022
Does a painting conceal more than it reveals? Emilia Kina examines the nature of paintings, the illusion embedded in them, and their physical construction. Pleated curtains and draperies, a leading theme in Kina’s work, retain lights and shadows. Contemplating the visible world while toying with temptation and desire seems to be their primary function. Ultimately, however, they uphold the mystery that awaits us on the other side.
JANEK SIMON, META FOLKLORE, 2022
Simon collected a large database of images from websites like Etsy and Ebay, that problematically categorize folkloric sculptures from around the world. He then used machine-learning programs, artificial intelligence, and 3D printing techniques to produce new sculptures that everyone and at the same time no-one can recognise themselves in. This way, Simon’s work is a gesture that brings focus to openness and common grounds, amidst the devastating geopolitical conflicts of current times.
PAULINA STASIK, PAINTINGS, 2022
The leitmotif of Paulina Stasik’s paintings is invariably bodies—levitating, captured in timeless lethargy—but also the coating of the body itself: the skin, which here functions as a kind of living shroud. The unique, dreamlike atmosphere of these canvases arises from mythological and fairy-tale inspirations. Stasik evokes mythical Titans and Atlases in female form, but also images tied to children’s fantasies or even puppet theatre. The allusion to the sphere of myth, proto-spirituality and pansexuality is also the artist’s response to the contemporary fate of the world, saturated with apocalyptic prophecies, visions of climate disaster and wartime chaos.