For HOT MESS, Anna Slobodnik is exhibiting ink and oil paintings on paper from her series Cycle Papers. In her works Anna Slobodnik works with patterns and the motivical implications they evoke. Some paintings resemble carpets, others tablecloths, some wallpaper and others none of the aforementioned.
A similar effect dominates the motivical level of the works, as some of them depict more traditional patterns whereas others seem freshly created. Despite this impression, none of them has a template – the resemblances you see are derived from the subconscious of the artist, whose memories of seen patterns and ornaments find their way into her artistic works.
Anna Slobodnik (b. 1990) is a Berlin based painter and video artist. Born in Russia, she grew up in Berlin and studied painting and drawing at the UdK, Berlin, and at the Surikov Art Institute in Moscow. She has exhibited internationally.
Ink and oil on paper
180 x 130 cm