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About Koraljka's Baška Paintings, 2006
Artist Koraljka Polaček presents herself to us with unusual perspectives of urban seaside landscape. She finds her motives in Baška, however she subjects realism to the expression of form and colour. Her paintings reflect a blend of personal experiences and a tendency towards infinite space.
Traces of the special qualities of this beautiful town located on the Island of Krk are present in her paintings. Its recognizable and unique views transform and disappear before the torrent and rhytm of emotions. The painter wove into them the strenght of the wind, the glow of the sun and the freshness of open sea, thus creating the change of reality that seems to be reflected on the restless sea.
The expressive and highlighted motives are not still; they change and grow in contrasts (blue-orange or yellow-violet). The color creates exhilaration and excitement; it moves every part of the painting. Crowded houses embraced by staircases and warm orange roofs are restless and playful. They present the images of the streets but also the experiences of the hot summer and cold winter days.
The quick change of light is dominant throught the painting. Almost everything is immersed into an impressive yellow, twinkling glitter that disperses the darkness of the night. Green and blue shadows break the frames bringing in the depth of poetic three-dimensionality. The free perspective of architecture may seem logical just because in the swift moves of the brush we find the restlessness of the sea, brought out straight from the subconsciousness, from the power of experienced emotions. The flickering waves of color disperse the seen image, breaking it and leaving only a small, but sufficient touch of reality for association and memory.
This is exactly how we experience the paintings of the artist who at the same time presents Baška and the sea, always restless on her shores. Althought imperceptibly, her sea lives and pulsates on the facades of the painted houses, creating unrealistic visions that remind of water reflections. It offers us an illusion of movement and speaks about the longing for change and imagination.
Professor Jasna Rodin, exhibition in Punat / May 2006.
Koraljka and Jasna Rodin
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(c) Koraljka Polaček 2004 – 2010.