Interviews | February 17, 2023 |

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image courtesy of Esthi Koos

Interview: Esthi Koos
Luca Curci talks with Esthi Koos during the 5th Edition of ROME INTERNATIONAL ART FAIR 2022, at Medina Art Gallery.

Her passion for art has been manifested early on in different ways. As a professional dancer, she has used her body to express her innermost emotions and feelings. Changing the dance shoes to brushes the essence remains the same: her art grows from her soul and helps her to visualize her experiences and personal feelings. She thinks that the beauty of a painting is closely linked to its ability to stimulate emotions within you and her. She’s active in many areas of life, cultivates and lives on traditions, loves curiosities and longings, and feels a very strong interest towards movement, dance, colors and materials of all kinds. She came from Hungary via Germany to Switzerland, where She lives and creates her paintings. The beauty of the early period paintings is the vibrant colours and the way of their used. With time she was looking for other forms of expression and other possibilities and methods in creative art. She started to use not only a pencil and brush but also a spatula on the canvas. Around this time, she feels a strong urge to include metallic colours, to observe and study their behaviour. She’s enchanted by these new materials and colours that also occur in nature and grows into new themes, colour combinations, and techniques as a result of an inner development process.

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Image courtesy of Esthi Koos

Luca Curci – What is art for you?
Esthi Koos –
My passion for art has been manifested early on in different ways. As a professional dancer, I have used my body to express my innermost emotions and feelings. Changing the dance shoes to brushes the essence remains the same: my art grows from my soul and helps me to visualize my experiences and personal feelings. Just like a performance on the stage, a painting also makes some effect out of you. Your emotions and perspective connect to mine, thus creating the soul of the artwork. I think the beauty of a painting is closely linked to its ability to stimulate emotions within you and me.

LC – How did you get to your current artistic practice?
EK –
Mainly through autodidactic way and study tours.

LC – How do you feel when you see your work completed?
EK –
This is one of the best feelings during the process. Usually, I paint at night, so to see the dried paintings the next morning is just like seeing and wrapping out presents on Christmas Morning.

LC – What is the message linked to the artwork you have shown in this event? How is it connected to the theme of the entire exhibition?
EK –
“The Gold Collection” symbolizes deeper self-knowledge, wisdom, and physical, spiritual and emotional richness. I reveal the pursuit of forms, the distinctiveness of movements, the complexity of spirituality and the diverse range of possibilities of various expressive movements and postures.

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Image courtesy of Esthi Koos

LC – How do you choose your subjects? Is it a reasoned or instinctive process?
EK –
It’s mainly an instinctive process, I did not make any draft in this collection.

LC – Do visitors’ suggestions enrich yourself and your art?
EK –
Absolutely. I like to talk with visitors, and their feedback is really appreciated. When we are in front of a painting, I do not like to explain it so much, I like it better when they are explaining what kind of feelings they have when they are visiting my exhibitions and seeing my artworks. So I always try to connect and hear the visitors first, and check out their emotions of them.

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image courtesy of Esthi Koos

LC – Can you explain something about the artworks you have in our exhibition?
EK –
The Cold Collection has been made without a brush, using a gilding technique and an intimate spatula treatment. I think it is wonderful how the hard, sharp and pointed spatula creates a soft, round and appealing female body. The paintings are characterized by a bronze-aged, antique affection and tenderness. The richness, intuition, and romance of the ancient cultural world are touchable. Rich vibes and elegant posture appear through a mysterious atmosphere is present. The combination of gold, grey, and other colours is in harmony in a classic way. These women are the symbol of self-confidence, self-awareness and satisfaction. They are proud of their womanhood, but they do not reveal anything. The paintings represent the harmony between the universe and the woman. The satyr and the bodies with the rounded lines highlight the softness and feminity but at the same time show strength and natural beauty.

LC – Do you think ITSLIQUID GROUP can represent an opportunity for artists?
EK –
Absolutely. ITSLIQUID also creates a platform and an opportunity for the artists not just to show their artworks but also to connect and inspire each other and exchange ideas. I was happy to take part in this exhibition in Rome.

LC – What do you think about the organization of our event?
EK –
It was well organised, Giulia and Luca were really nice, and also the colleagues from the gallery were friendly.

LC – Did you enjoy cooperating with us? 
EK –
Yes, I did. I wish you lots of luck with the further events.

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image courtesy of Esthi Koos

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