Veronika Vesel Potočnik - Layers of overlay

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When: from 16.02.2024, 18:00 to 30.03.2024, 18:00

Veronika Vesel Potočnik was born in 1987 in Kranj. After graduating from the High School for Design and Photography, she graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in 2012. In 2016, she received an award for a young artist at Ex Tempore Bled. In 2017, she advanced her studies in Paris. She designed the image of the puppet show About the White Kitten, which was completely black, which was created under the auspices of the Fru Fru Puppet Theater and was included in the 18th festival of performing arts for children and young people, Zlata Paličica. She exhibits her works at numerous solo and group exhibitions at home and abroad. She works in the field of painting and illustration. Since 2021, she has been employed at the High School of Design and Photography in Ljubljana. She lives and works in Kranj.

“…The loss of the individual is illustrated by Veronika with architectural machines, which, consisting of smaller spaces, are stacked one on top of the other and thus form many almost fantastic building organisms, which, with their contrasting black and white image, speak of the melody of eerie silence that emanates from empty spaces, for which we do not know who they are intended for and whether they ever had their own inner life. “Building organisms” are thus an interpretation of the depicted society today, its fluffiness and barrenness. The sight of the stringing of numerous forms taken from architecture and embedded in large networks of unity awakens in us a kind of uneasiness, a disturbed tranquility. “Machines”, as the author calls them herself, in their multiplicity, however, also hide a slightly brighter moment – a kind of childish playfulness, which is still intertwined in the artist’s oeuvre. And not only there – Veronika remains faithful to both painting and illustration in her author’s poetics, and because she most often manages to intertwine them, she also expresses her view of life, where she navigates between the fears of modernity and the beauty of life’s joys.” (Saša Bučan)