balmainspace invites you to a second exhibition by German artist, Kirana Haag.
Kirana moved to Australia in 1996 where she became a full-time artist based in Sydney. This exhibition captures some of the beauty and personal pain of childhood memories, relationships, love and loss.
Four years ago, my father passed away and I was fortunate enough to be able to “carry” his drawing table back home with me, the drawing table that used to be my grandfather’s, on my mother’s side.
This professional drawing table is now my studio table; it is probably around 100 years old. It is built of solid wood, it is unbelievably heavy, and you can adjust it on any angle you like. It is nearly like a massive easel (just never try to carry it!). I absolutely love it and it means lots to me. Most of my artworks are created on this table and all my students create their works on it.
Over these last months I could suddenly see this exhibition, my “familiar stories” grow on this paper. There were parts, I needed to keep, had to cut out, paint into it, draw into it, to strengthen and to tell their story. These parts became alive, they were “jumping” at me, not leaving me alone. I dreamed of them, having to tell their story, my story, through these works.
This exhibition is ta part of my story, it talks through color and marks.
Kirana has exhibited here in Australia, as well as overseas, in several solo and group shows, as well as a finalist in multiple art awards.
The exhibition will run from the 8th November to the 28th November 2018. You are also most welcome to view Kirana’s work during the week between 9am and 6pm (other times by appointment).