Independent illustrator, painter and sculptor Maja Babič Košir is committed to intimate introspection through art. Describing her work as a kind of therapy, Maja embraces subconscious images, words and emotions. She uses intuition to reconnect with impulses and feelings from her past, fuelling a creative voyage to self-discovery.
Maja’s work opens up questions of identity, femininity, sensuality, unrequited romance and the longing for love. Her unique visual diaries are brimming with sexuality and raw emotion, balanced by a stark sense of humour. Maja’s paintings are cathartic and sculptural, with rich colours and bold, textural strokes. Increasingly, she seeks to “beautify” her raw emotional energy, introducing elements of collage and shades of pink.
Make no mistake; this sensitivity does not protect her canvases from the iconic image of the penis, rendered in bright pink. In her own words: censorship is not part of her creative process. She seeks to reveal, with almost indecent sincerity, everything that people conceal under their overstretched skins. By undressing her figures, she shows us how to strip away the expectations of others, the weight of the patriarchy and the burden of normality.