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Ilona Kiss

artist statement.

My figurative work hovers in a dream-like state between the ideal and the imaginary, the past and the present. I am not interested in representation, but in the idea of the intangible, and the intention to evoke a peculiar familiarity.

I am attracted to those times of the day when things shift: you could call it the transition between dreaming and waking, when real memories get scrambled up with imagination. The state of ‘neither here nor there’ fascinates me and I sometimes feel like a ghost hunter, catching the invisible and bringing it to the surface through drawing and painting. I build on the feelings left behind after a dream – experiences that can often linger like a taste in the mouth.

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