Ljubljana
MGML
Tea Kralj
Tea Kralj, HapticMemoria-7, 2018, oil on canvas,120 200,5 x cm, Photo Tea Kralj © Tea Kralj
Exhibition of paintings

Tea Kralj

From up, Close and From Afar

13. 4. 2022–10. 5. 2022

Exhibition of paintings personal approach and attitude towards the past, which is the main topic of the young artist thesis. 

A Memory's Past
Before I start browsing through my memories, I would like to explain my initial thoughts, personal approach and attitude towards the past, which is the main topic of my thesis.
I explored my identity, which became the focus of my research, relying on the images from my childhood that had shaped my memory. I wanted them to persist as a temporal extension of my memory. A beautiful yet uneasy sensation came to be while thinking about this. It seemed like an echo. It is, in fact, a materialized vivid memory and a true image that no longer exists. My paintings try to imitate the rhythm of the memories through layering. After thinking through the selected motifs, I opted for projection onto canvas so I could organically change and complement the piece. The final structure is a blurred recording of a memory. Lace elements symbolize a part of my childhood, some strangely present and tangible, yet so very transient. One important fact that guided my creativity was that art forms tend to attract attention more than the motif itself.
It seems that a moment had been caught in an image, thus creating shapes that could disappear in a second, just like a fragment of a memory. The mirror may as well reflect our own image and my paintings portray a distorted memory.
A technical explanation for the mirror supports my findings about the painting, which is my portal to various media.
Tea Kralj

Tea Kralj (November 3th 1986) studied painting and graduated in 2016 from the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana with Prof Žiga Kariž. She lives and works in Tomišelj, Ljubljana. Kralj has taken part in a number of joint exhibitions (Ravnikar Gallery Space, Kresija Gallery) and a few solo ones (Meduza Gallery, Koper, Small Gallery, Poreč).

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Production: Bežigrajska galerija 1 / MGML
Exhibition curator: Miloš Bašin
Artist: Tea Kralj
Design: Miloš Bašin
Photodocumentation: Tea Kralj 
Realisation of the exhibition: 
Technical Service MGML, Miloš Bašin
The exhibition was made by: City of Ljubljana

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