3 June - 3 July 2022

Aneta Kajzer (born 1989 in Katowice, Poland) grew up in Germany and currently lives and works in Berlin. Kajzer took her master's degree in art at the Kunsthochschule in Mainz.

Immediately after completing her degree in 2017, she received the renowned Windsor and Newton Scholarship for Painting. Which, in addition to giving her free access to high quality materials, also gave her a six-month residency at the Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin. 2018 she participated in the Goldrausch project, a professional development program for female visual artists in Germany. In 2019 she undertook a 3 month residency at the MMCA Goyang in South Korea.  In 2020 she was curated to the prestigious group exhibition “NOW! Painting in Germany Today”, which took place at Kunstmuseum Bonn, Museum Wiesbaden, Kunstsammlung Chemnitz and Deichtorhallen Hamburg. 2021 she received the Marianne Defet Malerei Stipendium with a solo exhibition at the Institut für Moderne Kunst at the Atelier- und Galeriehaus Defet. Her works are represented in numerous private and public collections, including The New Carlsberg Foundation, Denmark.

Kajzer´s works often undergo several stages with different layers and partial coverings, painting wet-on-wet, the oil colors mix, and elements from early layers in the process give energy and new life to the work.  Coincidences and control loss are desired; they serve as fuel for the more reflective and conscious part of the process as she transforms the abstract formations and underlying processes of the image surface into animals, humans and hybrids. Body parts and natural phenomena such as weather and landscape scenarios can also find way into the works. With meaning-laden points and lines, sometimes as the most delicate, almost invisible signs, she emphasises the already inherent moods and emotions, states, and poses.  A language emerges, figures step into character, and the instinctively applied colors and surfaces merge into their own inner logic and interplay. Refined depictions of recognizable emotions and mood markers lead us as viewers around the image surface.

 Affection, rejection, audacity, control, pride, loneliness… It is as if every possible emotion could find its way to Aneta Kajzer's canvases. Not infrequently, the tone of the overall impression is tense by seemingly incompatible forces.