Pieces for an Imaginary Japanese Room
Viktoria Körösi
Artist Statement
Recently I have been working on so-called floor pieces and ring objects to reach some new directions in my art practice and develop my artworks into sculptural, space reflecting items. These works were inspired by an imaginary traditional Japanese tea room or kyakuma, where it is not allowed to install artworks in a traditional western way, like hanging pictures on the wall, except scroll paintings. My current pieces could be placed on tatami or eventually on a pedestal. These works investigate the opposition between soft and hard, flat and sculptural. My aspiration is to transform soft, plane fabrics to three dimensional objects choosing high quality traditional materials, like silk and moiré. My previous works were strictly monochrome, mainly white, grey or silver. This is my very first time using such a bright color like red, which in my vision about a Japanese interior, could be a matching shade.
My relation to Japan has a very nostalgic nature. I have never been to Japan yet, but I suppose it is one of the ultimate islands of high quality arts and crafts production in this globe. Not only the traditional handicraft exists, but this precious heritage can transform into future-oriented ideas and pioneering contemporary design and fine art. I have the impression that Japanese artists and people possess simultaneously a very modest and perfectionist attitude, which should be highly recommended to follow in our self-centered western societies. I aspire to learn this way of creating.
Artist Bio
Viktoria Körösi, born 1977 in Budapest, Hungary. Lives and works in Linz, Austria. 2004 MA Degree, Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest Solo Show 14 Mai–13 September 2019 In Schwebe Atrium of ÖBV, Vienna, Austria Selected Group Shows 26 July–13 September 2020 Sommer-Ausstellung Schlossmuseum, Linz, Austria 08 July–15 September 2019 Fine Matters, with Atsuo Hukuda and Linda Carrara Flóris Rómer Museum of Art, Györ, Hungary 22 May–26 June 2019 Geformte Bilder with Ádám Katyi Oberösterreichischer Kunstverein, Linz, Austria 05–13 May 2017 Field/Test, with Eileen Dreher Nachtspeicher23 e.V., Hamburg, Germany