Art of Andrea Kostyal
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My dreamlike paintings are inspired by urban landscape and nature that reflect experiences from my childhood and young adulthood. I grew up in a small town in Europe where playing outdoors and gardening was commonplace. Later, I studied art and textiles in an artistically and culturally rich city in Hungary filled with beautiful historic buildings and architectural masterpieces. My craving and memories of dynamic city life, the sense of the street’s atmosphere indicate that my paintings should investigate natural environment and their connections with manmade structures in Harmony.

I enjoy careful planning of my detailed collaged and transferred photographs of street views as viewpoints in my paintings. They contain constructed forms between grids in very much the same way as a transparent curtain separates layers. Simultaneously these grids connect shapes and forms along horizontal and vertical lines, like woven tapestry, creating rhythms, a sense of depth and visual spacing between detailed or compendious forms. Playful bubbles permeate the whole painting in poetic movement on the canvas, reflecting my feelings and moods.

Emotion, integrity, honesty and power of expression are my primary concerns. Each of my paintings can offer the viewer a subjective landscape to create their own narrative journey.