Open Minded Household, 2017 , Acrylic and oil on canvas, 71 x 64 inches

Katarina Janeckova creates vivid folktales from acrylic paint, at once deceptively simple and laden with monstrous complexity. The Bratislava-based artist blends the personal and the mythological with her highly symbolic works. Nude women, wild bears and cats reappear as symbols that never quite find their reference point, opting instead to swim in the murky swaths of forest-colored pigment. Janeckova creates fairytale worlds for the adult set, where wild animals melt slowly into the surrounding cacti. 

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