I knead elements of comfort into unions of unease. I point out the potency of objects and matter that slip under our radar by way of constant presence and proximity. Spaces we casually inhabit, substances we handle, breathe and allow into our stomachs daily and yet, veiled by familiarity, they elude our awareness. I talk of the latently abject, of omitted properties and textures, histories taken for granted. I create places of safety to nudge at their borders. I evaluate and navigate the above, because it defines my reality. My work occupies a comfort zone with a fragile ground where stillness provokes action. I seek to reveal vulnerabilities; instigate moments of recognition and revelation.
Medium-wise my practice runs in two parallel strands, which inform one another. One of them looks at ways in which written and spoken language can behave as visual art. The other explores performative aspects of photography.
Read more about Katarina Hruskova’s works on Artforum Critics’ picks review here..