Interviews | October 3, 2023 |

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Image Courtesy of Natalia Junasova

Interview: Natalia Junasova
Luca Curci
 talks with Natalia Junasova during VISIONS, third appointment of CANVAS CONTEMPORARY ART FAIR, at Palazzo Albrizzi-Capello.

Natália Junasová is a young (born in 1990) Slovak artist from Partizánske. Already in her childhood, you could notice a significant artistic talent and an extraordinary child’s imagination. In the years 2005 –2010, she studied Applied Painting at the Dezider Kardoš Private Conservatory of Applied Art in Topoľčany, and then at the same school she completed training in the field of Promotional Art, manual processing of textiles. Her paintings have a high degree of artistic abstraction, which she achieves with the help of outlines of simplified objects created mostly from linear strokes and expressive colors. In his works, according to his own words, he investigates microbiological relationships, and the functioning of various phenomena in the world around him, he devotes himself to ancient cultures and their legacy while observing natural human curiosity. He does not shy away from examining consumer society and social relations in it, and emotions in an elementary form. Its goal is to arouse reflection on serious questions using positive emotions.

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Image Courtesy of Natalia Junasova

Luca Curci -What are you currently working on?
Natalia Junasova – I am currently working on a series of paintings called Joy and Happiness, I am exploring this world and it is necessary to create harmony and symbiosis. By my creation of chaos for a positive perception for the observer.

LC -How did you get to your current artistic practice?
NJ – I got into contemporary art after a 10-year break, I was not artistically mature and I needed time, time to understand what direction and style I would choose. It was also time to organize my life and future so that I could devote myself fully to art. I have been working as a builder for more than 10 years, I work manually, I am not afraid of new challenges, this hard work has taught me a lot and taught me to appreciate the things around me, that’s why I look for positives in my works, because life is not easy, so you have to look for and perceive positives, joys and harmony in it. I look at the world through different eyes and that’s why I needed something new and different in my presentation of visualizations of my work. This idea and the time needed for maturation led me to this form. I was never in the nature of being patient and I would never have said that I would rework like this, but I found myself feeling good in something different, original and unique, which satisfies my inner artistic sense.

LC – Is there an unrealised or unrealisable project, even a crazy one, that you would like to work on?
NJ – My dream in art would be to design my creations for textiles for fashion clothes and design creations for an art car.

LC – Where do you find your inspiration?
NJ –
I look for inspiration mainly in myself, in feelings and thoughts, I am interested in interpersonal relationships and emotions, microbiological relationships that I connect with a kind of network, and I try to positively transfer every view of the world to the canvas.

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LC-Do visitors’ suggestions enrich yourself and your art?
NJ – I meet different people, mainly with opinions about my work, mainly positive ones. From a chaotic whole, the observer opens up a new view of the world and art, they can spend hours looking for the message that I hide in my works, and they are more interested in my technique and overall feeling.

LC -What do you think about the concept of this exhibition? How did it inspire you?
NJ – I had wonderful feelings about the concept of the exhibition since I had the opportunity to participate in person. A lot of talent and artists from all over the world met in one place, it was really a premiere because it was the first time I experienced such an exhibition at such a level. The selection of works and techniques was huge and I was inspired by many artists with their technique, outlook and feeling for the world and art.

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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?
NJ – My work Stairs to the Secrets Mind on the topic of Visions. It represents an inner view into the mind of a person, it is a vision and chaos in one. The work represents harmony in interpersonal relationships without gender, religion, or nationality and solves the problems of ecology, sorting thoughts and emotions. A vision of the future and the present. Because only from ourselves can we prove to change the world around us and the future. Everything starts with an idea that we carry in our head with which we can change the world. That’s why I decided to submit this work to the Visions Theme. The work is a search for positives in the chaos in which we live and everything around is connected like this work a kind of integration into one positively perceived whole.

LC -What do you think about ITSLIQUID Platform?
NJ – Platform ItsLiquid gave me the opportunity to show the world something new, different from my work. It’s a great experience to work with professionals in my field, it opened the door to the world of art and brought me an unforgettable experience and emotions that I’m still absorbing.

LC -What do you think about the organization of our event?
NJ – The organization was great and the organizers were accommodating, they advised in everything, helped with the transportation of the work to the exhibition, and the communication was great, I thank them for their patience and the opportunity to participate in these platforms

LC -Would you suggest a collaboration with us? What do you think about our services?
NJ – I would definitely suggest cooperation with ITSliquid, the events are beautifully organized, the services are suitable for both the gallery and the artist, the selection of events for art, and the support of the artist at a high level, I recommend it to everyone and thanks.

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