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Kariena Kolisko - "Giselle 1"
Oil on Canvas
W: 500mm x H: 700mm x D: 40mm
Approx. Weight: 3kg
This work is unframed
About "Giselle 1"
I have been teaching ballet for 35 years and up and till now have not wanted to paint dancers. I have at last decided to do so and as a dancer I feel I can express and capture a moment of time and aesthetic beauty of a dancer. This is from the ballet Giselle. The first of a series of 20 paintings.
Kariena was born in Rome, Italy. She grew up as a diplomats child in Australia. She has taught ballet in Johannesburg for 27 years but has always been painting and has studied under Michael Shur, Stella Smit, Estelle Valkenburg, Walter Voigt and Ernst de Jong. In 2010 she was selected to exhibit at the New Signatures at Alice art Gallery in Ruimsig and is currently painting faces of SA people. She describes herself not as a portraitist but as a capturer of the essence and soul of her subject. Kariena has had a solo exhibition at Alice Art Gallery in June 2011 and is currently exhibiting at Chris Tugwell Gallery, Brooklyn Mall.
Was selected from 100s of applicants as one of 15 for the New Signatures exhibition at Alice Art Gallery opening 22 July 2010. has exhibited privately, at various expos, Studio Gesso Melville, Lemon Rose art group, Chris Tugwell Gallery, Brooklyn Mall. She works from photographs for clients on commission for portraits. Kariena has just completed 10 works in the Ballet and Dance Genre. She is currently with "The New Individualists" under the auspices of Ernst de Jong (the designer of the South African bank notes) and will be exhibiting at various galleries in South Africa in 2012.
Pretoria art and ballet school, UCT diploma and 1 year UNISA art
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