TechniqueAcrylic and concrete paste on canvas
Date2020 - 2021
Dimensions170 cm x 280 cm
SignatureSigned on the back
Proof(s) of authenticityThis work is sold with an invoice and a certificate of authenticity
State of conservationVery good
This work is part of the "Ego Paintings" series by Petra von Kazinyan.
The human ego plays a key role in von Kazinyan’s work. But what is the ego?
An inconsistently used term with contrasting connotations. Von Kazinyan uses the terms I, self and ego synonymously, just according to the mere meaning in Latin: I = ego. It’s her personal definition, based on an artistic, philosophical approach, neither religious nor spiritual. To her, the ego is mainly characterized by its openness. An enigmatic projection surface, undefined blank space. Porous, fluid.
In von Kazinyan’s work, it is symbolized by a specific abstract form that once emerged unintentionally through a random brush movement; it then repeatedly appeared in her first abstract paintings and proved to be an integral part of the works.