Artist Statement - Katia Jirankova Levanti

Artist Statement - Katia Jirankova Levanti

When Rilke finally completed his “Duino Elegies”, he had to step back and re-read them, trying to understand what had come. It was a case of cause and effect in reversal, a mirror image. As Katia progresses through a painting, she meditates for hours on the secret that’s trying to reveal itself through the subtle channels of the subconscious, abandoning herself alternately to what may appear at times the sincere trust of the child or the wisdom of the sage.

When you stand for long enough amongst Katia’s works, you’ll start to feel like you’re leaving the real world behind, when in fact you’re entering more deeply into it.The meditative, trance-like state from which her work comes is the birth ground of epiphany itself and Katia brings forth her visions of a world even more secretive and unknown than those magical streets of her Prague childhood.