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ABOUT THE ARTIST
Kiki Klimt is a researcher of life. She moves mostly within art, but she often wonders in search of understanding - from mythology, ancient spiritual writings, modern physics and chemistry to cosmology, mathematics, history and philosophy. Kiki Klimt is a professional artist for more than 30 years. She graduated from painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in 1997, three years later she finished her master degree in sculpture, and in 2009 got a doctorate in art. Besides that, she is an expert associate of the National Agency of the Republic of Slovenia for Quality in Higher Education (SQAA). She was a guest professor at universities in Istanbul, Sofia and Lisbon and participated in many symposiums and conferences. Today she is pro-dean at Arthouse College for Drawing and Painting in Ljubljana. Her works were present in galleries in New York, Berlin, Zagreb, Ljubljana, etc. She experimented on conceptual art, photography, performance, installation, illustration, and design. For the last nine years, she returned to the tradition of painting and has been developing a unique way of painting based on ancient knowledge, contemporary science, and her own study and experience. “Painting with light“ combines the physical, emotional, and rational aspects of painting.
I have been doing many different things all my life and created in various media: painting, sculpture, installation, performance, conceptual projects, photography, interior design, graphic design, and illustration. On my professional path as a visual artist, I have always been intrigued by the objectivity of the visual language and its connection with the deepest human desire to communicate. After many years of intensive and in-depth research, I realized my medium can be everything I use for narration, with which I can arise the exact feeling – a clear visual story. For the past nine years, I have returned to the roots of my artistic education, to my original love – painting. I paint in the manner of the old masters - the illuminators. They illuminated reality to bring light to the people. Painting is not only the application of color surfaces on the base but the research of a deeper understanding of life itself. I am painting in the opposite direction to most painters. Instead of applying lighter or darker shades generated by an external source of light, I use colors in their internal irradiation, their inner light. I remove the material and replace it with the light that lies within the atom.