On the canvases of the artist Olga Moş, landscapes stretch out, composed in harmonious colors. They do not depict the image of an existing reality but arise from the artist’s imagination, influenced by impressions and sensations. Olga says, “My painting is a journey.”
The works do not portray mimetic imitation of nature but resemble a projection screen that allows immersion in a sense of the environment. The works aim to establish a relationship between humans and the world in their own way, referring to the constructed meaning and value of the landscapes. They prompt us to question the boundaries drawn by our own perception, to position ourselves, and to let constructed opposites blur.
In this process, the works themselves are in constant motion. The formal composition of the landscapes consists of individual pieces that can come together in various constellations to form a new overall image. For example, the portrait formats placed side by side interact dialogically. The deliberately placed distance between the images specifically indicates that each work stands on its own despite the interplay and simultaneously symbolizes the process of creation: The artist herself sees her paintings as unfinished; the images are, similar to landscapes, in constant becoming.
The goal is to create a new work every day, thereby engaging with her own positioning towards herself, fellow humans, and the world. Thus, both in detail and as a whole, a landscape of perception – a story of becoming – can be discovered.
Eva Schuster, art historian, June 23rd