Luisa Kasalicky Prague, b. 1974

Kasalicky creates works that are located at the intersection of installation, painting, and sculpture and combine constructivist stylistic elements with baroque fixtures. Her narrative arrangements of simple forms are reminiscent of theatre stage sets and can be understood as reactions to the media homogenisation of visual image production in photography and film today. Kasalicky strives to do justice to the everyday raw materials–like plastic foam, bitumen panels, wood, tiles, and synthetic carpets–that she uses. On the one hand, these materials relate to her childhood and are cultural and anthropological relics from the 1970s and ’80s. On the other hand, they stress tactile qualities and possess a painterly value based on their particular colour, texture, and materiality. (Anja Werkl).