In her recent work, Josefy does not follow any physical laws of this reality. She creates her absorbing illusion using a principle where the painting brightens, washes through the applied paint, thus creating effects seen on holy artefacts, where the saint`s energy has been imprinted. The very objects on canvas shine so much for Josefy that the author only “brings them forward” according to the intensity of light they contain. Instead of adding materials she takes them away. This is one of the thing that result in a legible expression, as if linked to mysterious rituals, protective amulets or holy relics of the past we know. The resulting piece reminds of an icon not created by hand. Organic, cellular shapes illustrated this way are based on her fascination by human organism, woven from a number of smaller components that create one whole together.

text: Petr Hájek

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