Katja Sorta – Consideration of Square
After graduating from high school, Katja Sorta enrolled in the Department of Art Pedagogy at the Faculty of Education in Ljubljana. At the same faculty this year she graduates undergraduate studies in the field of abstract drawing. During her studies, she began working as a demonstrator for the UL PEF Gallery in 2017 under the mentorship of Andrej Brumen Čop, where she is still actively involved. Presented at group exhibitions both at home and abroad, in Kamnik for the first time also independently. In her works, which stems from the characteristics of geometric abstraction, she creates a series of drawings and images of the abstract and symbolic world. On the research inside the abstract, she writes: “I think that you can construct precise, geometric, pure and clear forms, and at the same time unpredictable or abstract, with contemplation or meditation. Through the “thought blockade” arising from the attachment to the real world, it is necessary to follow the intuition and then construct them into an imaginary form. »
This exhibition shows the continuation of the artist’s research in search of pure abstraction, through numerous drawings, collages and final images.
Curator of the exhibition, Saša Bučan, wrote:»… In the works of Katja Sorta, the research moment is highlighted both in the direction of colour and its purity, as well as in the exploration of the Square as a guide, from which Katja creates numerous variations in her study drawings. In both cases, the painter’s work points out / emphasizes two important elements, the widget of this visual language – a line and a pure colour, or a predetermined mutual relationship in advance. Her art language is successfully free from subjective and is becoming more and more universal. The very choice of the square in the works of Katja Sorta points to a steadfast mimeque – in the nature, as a geometric form, only a circle appears, all other forms are indeterminate, and so also the square denotes the man and his presence. ”