Karina Bania | Shifting Perspectives
There is a distinct harmony of spontaneity and intention, intuition, and calculation, in Bania’s work. Each smear and transparent pool of color seems to have simultaneously found its own inevitable shape and to have been dictated with clarity. With her signature aesthetic vocabulary, Bania moves fluidly between abstract and form. The thoughtful arrangement and placement of objects amid abstraction form a sense of order and balance. Instinctive gestural marks lay disorder amid the arranged moment speaking to a sense of dualism in which contrary forces create interconnectedness. The placement of each object, mark and gesture is integral to the balance, symmetry, and ultimate transcendence of the work.
“Since childhood, I’ve always felt there are two ways of seeing. In any moment, we can look at things as they are, or see them abstractly. Behind the solid shapes and outlines of objects, lives another life where boundaries blur, edges dissolve and feelings, movement, and emotions live."