Petra von Kazinyan’s series ALTER IDEM II is the sequel to her ALTER IDEM cycle from 2014: ALTER IDEM deals with concepts of identity in the digital era, the follow-up is about the impact social media is having on today’s society; how it affects all kinds of human relationships in real life.
Petra von Kazinyan lives and works in Vienna, Austria.
After her studies at Goethe University in Frankfurt on the Main, her paintings have been shown in numerous exhibitions and art fairs in Austria and abroad. Recent exhibitions include a solo show in the course of the Venice Biennale 2019, Woman Art Award 2017 in Paris, Art Austria 2016 and Art Beijing 2012.
Oscillating between figuration and abstraction, the German-born artist uses painting as a medium of natural expression, focussing on the concept of identity in a globalized and digital world. Different levels of perception alternate in scenery between dream and reality, past and future.
"Petra von Kazinyan's work reflects our present in many ways. A hundred years ago, in Kandinsky's world, being modern meant craving for absolute perfection; today, being contemporary means hunting for improvement and optimization, excessively and infinitely, without any thinkable final state: in the digital era, the only constant is change." (Jacqueline Mühlbacher, Art historian / Paris, France)
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Unfinished Sympathy, Petra von Kazinyan, 2019
- After Fragonard
- ALTER IDEM II series, 2019
- Arrives pre-stretched and ready to frame
Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 100 x 100 cm