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Isabella Sedeka is a Berlin based artist who studied in Milan, Venice, Hamburg and Berlin. On her canvases she allows up to 25 wafer-thin layers of oxidizing metals and acrylic to react with each other indefinitely. This enables the viewer to perceive the same picture differently depending on the angle of view and the incidence of light.
With every color and oxidized layering, Sedeka creates disturbing partial spheres, which in the course of her working process becomes a harmonious whole in the involuntary play of light. The technically or chemically induced irritation is accepted on the one hand as a conscious loss of control, but then deliberately integrated into the overall work along the process of targeted further processing.
In the colored areas, depths open up, fog begins to wane and fleeing gestures break through the edges of the canvas. The gaze through the countless layers of paint gropes and dives for hold. But even here, depths and notions of space open up, challenging intuition between sheer vastness and atmospheric vibrations: Galaxies, underwater world or microcosm? Weightlessness, melancholy or leisure? Or everything at the same time? The imagination breaks through the surface and infinite possibilities open up.
Like worn divas, Sedeka’s works seduce us and keep us at a distance at the same time, dancing between poetry and prose, glamour and trash, dirt and beauty.
Born in Oppeln/Poland, 1979, lives and works in Berlin
2007 – 2009 Dffb, Film Universtiy Berlin, Studies of Set Design
2006 -2007 Universtity HafenCity, Hamburg, Prof. Armin Sandig
2005 – 2006 Accademia di belle arti di Venezia, Italy, Studies of Art and Restauration
2004 – 2005 NABA & Accademia di belle Arti Brera, Milan, Italy, Studies of Illustration and Design
2005 – 2007 University Hamburg, Studies of Law, Master of Law
2000 – 2004 University Frankfurt am Main, Studies of Law
Die Balkone, Life, art pandemic and proximity, curated by Övül Durmusoglu and Joanna Warsza, 12-13 April, Berlin
Volta Art Fair New York, 4- 8 March, with X-Pinky, USA
Infinite spaces (solo), Gallery Sarasin, Basel, 23. Jan.-7. March, supported by Gallery Graf & Scheble, Basel, Switzerland