curated by Maria Vassileva
25.01.2018 - 17.03.2018
Adriana Czernin. Self-Portrait II, 2018, watercolor, color pencil, pencil, paper, 240 x 140 cm
The exhibition …deviations… has been created specifically for the space of the Structura Gallery, including works which will be exhibited for the first time. Visually and thematically, it follows the artist’s quest and interest in pure ornament.
In contrast to the rest of the exhibition, which consists entirely of abstract drawings, is Czernin’s Self-Portrait. In it the artist is as if constructed from, but also lost in, ornament. For Adriana Czernin, one of the most serious challenges facing the contemporary individual is the quest for and discovery of the boundaries between personal choice and the imposed stereotypes of society. Surveying the boundaries between the internal and external is an invariable part of her exploration.