KALINA HORON

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

photo © Daniel Pucher

 

 

Kalina Horon is a classically trained painter and musician from Poland.

She spent her childhood and teenage years playing various musical instruments (violin, flute, piano, bass guitar), but quit them to study fine arts in 2011.

In her current painting practice, she discovers the possibilities of an abstract visual language, based on free improvisation. She uses direct forms and colors to achieve a visual power that is often seen in children's drawings, gestural abstraction, cave paintings or graffiti. Deriving from her knowledge about rules of composition and theory of colour combination, she creates paintings in which all forms correspond with each other, infect each other, to build a final, perfectly balanced structure and aesthetically influence the viewer.

She graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow (MFA in Painting) in 2016 and studied in Vienna over the period 2014-2016 under the artistic direction of Daniel Richter and Brigitte Kowanz.

Since 2014 she has been living and working in Vienna. She exhibited her works in Poland, Austria and Switzerland. 

 

Kalina's intimate world of colour and materials reveals a sensitive understanding of how disturbing visual narration can embrace and produce a synthetic aesthetic that is both daunting and comforting in that there is always hidden beauty in what first appears to be chaotic and displeasing. Her play with contrast and opposites is provocative leaning on irritable as the driving force to draw the observer into her world. “ - Kym Staiff, DOC design consulting international

 

 

 

Education:

 

2011 - 2016  MFA Painting, Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, PL

2015 - 2016  Transmedia Art / Brigitte Kowanz, Universität für Angewandte Kunst, Vienna, AT

 

2014 - 2015  Expanded Pictorial Space / Daniel Richter, Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna, AT

 

 

Solo exhibitions:

 

2022   In Between, Les Nouveaux Riches Magazine, Vienna, AT

 

2019  The Power Of Now, Galerie Kandlhofer, Vienna, AT

 

2017  The (Un)bearable Lightness Of Being, Independent Art Gallery, Vienna, AT

 

2016  Selected Works, Concert Hall of Heutschi Pianos, Bern, CH

 

2014  Inspired By Compositions Of Leon Gurvitch, Concert Hall of Heutschi Pianos, Bern, CH

 

Selected group exhibitions:

 

2022   10th Benefit Auction for Delta Cultura Cabo Verde, Atelier Paul Landerl, Vienna, AT

 

2022   Most Wanted Female Art Auction, Florisdorf Museum of Contemporary Art, Vienna, AT

 

2021   Welcome (Back) to Campus, Campus WU, Vienna, AT

 

2021   Verkaufsausstellung, Theartworkersroom, Vienna, AT

 

2020   XX Art Flanerie Festival - Salon XX, Dessous, Vienna, AT

 

2019   Art at Home, Home Gallery at Boltzmanngasse 6, Vienna, AT

 

2019   Wettbewerb für junge Kunst - Erweiterung der Realität, Galerie Amart, Vienna, AT

 

2019   KUNSTRÄUME 23 - Wir Sind Wien Festival, Dessous, Vienna, AT

 

2019   Kimono Project - Take Festival, Vienna, AT

 

2018   The Fall Show, Dessous, Vienna, AT

 

2018   Expanding The Void, Dessous, Vienna, AT

 

2017   Geometry, Lindo, Krakow, PL

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2016  The Best Diploma Works of Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, The Palace of Arts, Krakow, PL

2015  Kleinbild, Galerie Kunstbüro, Vienna, AT

 

2015  NOT QUITE DEAD Part I, U5undvierzig gallery, Vienna, AT

 

2015  Re-Akcje 3, Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Krakow, PL

 

2015  RUNDGANG 2015, Akademie der bildenden Künste, Vienna, AT

 

2013  SYNESTHESIA. Music. Visual Arts. Word, Studio Club, Krakow, PL

2013  THE EAST - SALAM IRAN 9th Slot Fest, Rotunda Cultural Centre, Krakow, PL

 

International Art Fairs:

 

2019   Parallel Vienna, Vienna, AT

 

2018   Parallel Vienna, Vienna AT

 

2017  15th Warsaw Art Fair, Warsaw, PL

2016  14th Warsaw Art Fair, Warsaw, PL

2016  Parallel Vienna, Vienna, AT

 

 

Publications:

 

2018  Wotisart Magazine #17 (August) , UK

 

2018  A5 Magazine #17 (August), UK