Project Description

Artist Profile

Maja Babič
Košir

Artist Profile

Maja Babič
Košir

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.

Education

B.A. in Sculpture, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Ljubljana, SI
M.A. in Sculpture, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Ljubljana, SI
M.A. in Creative Illustration and Visual Communication, School of Design and Art of Barcelona EINA, Barcelona, ES

Selected Shows

October
2020

SWAB Barcelona art fair

Swab on Paper, curated by Carolina Diez-Cascón

July
2020

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE feat. Rijeka2020

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE feat. Rijeka2020, Omišalj, Island Krk

December
2019

LAST XMAS I GAVE YOU MY ART

LAST XMAS I GAVE YOU MY ART, group show, RAVNIKAR GALLERY SPACE, Ljubljana, SI

September
2019

Art Fair: Vienna Contemporary

Art Fair: Vienna Contemporary, booth C02, Vienna, AT

June
2019

AIR4

AIR4, group show, RAVNIKAR GALLERY SPACE, Ljubljana, SI

October
2019

I have to go. Bollocks!

I have to go. Bollocks! solo show, RAVNIKAR GALLERY SPACE, Ljubljana, SI

June
2018

AIR4

AIR4, group show, RAVNIKAR GALLERY SPACE, Ljubljana, SI

November
2017

Something Ending, Something Beginning

Something Ending, Something Beginning, group show, RAVNIKAR GALLERY SPACE, Ljubljana, SI

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