Flames, 2019–20, gouache on wood, 6 paintings each Ø 45,5 cm;
untitled, 2017–18, 3 graphic works, gouache and colored pencil on paper, 100 × 70 cm;
Dawn, 2019, gouache on paper, glass, tins, 61 × 43.
Domen Ograjenšek, February 2020
[…] The fleeing gaze of these puzzles finds temporary pit-stops in the works of Ekaterina Shapiro-Obermair, with their symbols and graphic elements. But even here, an attentive observer quickly deduces that it does not involve unambiguous repetition: these works are full of minimal differences. Although our gaze can be fixed on them, temporarily finding its place, as soon as it does, it is already interrupted by disturbances which introduce it to a paradoxical temporality, where graphic symbolic forms are accompanied by barely noticable stains. These make the paper appear older than is actually is, or give the impression that the surface is missing a recently displaced object that can only be seen as a vague trace or spot in our own overexposed eye.
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Photography by Jaka Babnik