Artist

Katia Kesic, You are beautiful, 2019

Underglaze on stoneware clay, ribbon roses, crystals / Underglaze on stoneware clay, ribbon roses, crystals
Dimensioni / Size: 44 x 40 x 40 cm
Edizione / Edition: Unique
Courtesy: Shtager Gallery/katia Kesic

‘’You are beautiful’’, 2019 speculates on how much our personal identity, sexuality and consciousness is shaped by both external and internal forces. It’s a meditation on vulnerability and how fragile and exposed we can feel under someone else’s judgments and the expectations of social norms. This sense of vulnerability and self-protection is symbolised through the covered nipples of the breast-shaped detailing around the vase, while the rose ribbons are made from lingerie, alluding to a space of intimacy and care shared both with oneself and with another person. The images at the bottom of the vase tell the story of a gentle Chelsea FC fan in his pink bathroom with a yellow rubber duck and cushions with kittens as a playful subversion of macho masculinity, gender roles and societal expectations.


Katia Kesic

London / United Kingdom
http://shtagergallery.co.uk/artists/katia-kesic

Katia Kesic was born in Moscow, in 1986 and moved to London in 2012.

Katia explores the human body as a memory vessel which collects traces of one’s reality/inner subjectivity and the imagination. The African fabric patterns of Brixton, memorised view from Moscow flat, cosmic and esoteric symbols of media/fashion trends & their aesthetics - she is using all this information stream as a source for her works. By converting these influences into an independent elements, she is creating one’s own mythology. Katia distancing herself from the layers of memory and associations in order to get to their essence, whilst speculating on how much our personal identity is influenced by the inner or the outer world; be it immigration, sexuality, connection to the environment etc. Hands-on experience /process is equally important as an idea. Katia graduated Moscow State Academic Art college in memory of 1905, Stroganov Moscow State Academy of applied arts, Chelsea College of Arts and London Metropolitan University. Since 2015 she has been taking part in shows in Russia and the UK.

Katia Kesic was born in Moscow, in 1986 and moved to London in 2012.

Katia explores the human body as a memory vessel which collects traces of one’s reality/inner subjectivity and the imagination. The African fabric patterns of Brixton, memorised view from Moscow flat, cosmic and esoteric symbols of media/fashion trends & their aesthetics - she is using all this information stream as a source for her works. By converting these influences into an independent elements, she is creating one’s own mythology. Katia distancing herself from the layers of memory and associations in order to get to their essence, whilst speculating on how much our personal identity is influenced by the inner or the outer world; be it immigration, sexuality, connection to the environment etc. Hands-on experience /process is equally important as an idea. Katia graduated Moscow State Academic Art college in memory of 1905, Stroganov Moscow State Academy of applied arts, Chelsea College of Arts and London Metropolitan University. Since 2015 she has been taking part in shows in Russia and the UK.