For her first solo exhibition at PAPER, Ilona Kiss will present a new body of work titled, Visitors. The drawings, graphite on Bristol Board, maintain the same format of 30 x 21cm, and produced in a photorealistic style. Kiss will explore the theme both as a visitor herself as well as being visited by strange creatures of her imagination. Having been enthralled by anything fantastic or otherworldly throughout her life, Kiss travels in her imagination between places and times, touching on the dark, the haunted, and the invisible. This affection for the narrative is rooted in her background as a theatre designer. The experience of costume, play, drama, and scenography has left its mark and influences her work as such. Kiss will present these new works on bespoke shelves around the gallery.
Installation Views @ Art on Paper: Contemporary Drawing Fair, BOZAR, Brussels