My name is Petra, but you can call me Szemi. I'm twenty, Hungarian, art student at Newcastle University. I enjoy colours, exciting facial structures, landscapes, and posting passive-agressive personal posts about my raging daddy issues.
I can quote from a Bret Easton Ellis book in every possible life situation.
i was getting into the topic, reading about the anatomy of the eye and the ‚lacrimal apparatus‘, when the ‚lacrimal canals‘ ( Viae lacrimales ) caught my interest – the german translation was my entrance to the theme and the inspiration for my work: ‚Tränenwege‘
now i had a concept in my mind and i began exploring how to transform this concept into a series of visual poetry based on my figurative way of creating. i decided to work with an individual monotype printmaking process.
the figures have a strong vertical-dripping movement and each character- creation contains the ‚monoprint‘, the form of the previous one. this stands for the experienced, overlaying conflicts and the pain that pass our minds, and run as tears from our eyes into the world. these tears take the ‚way of the tears‘ — die Tränenwege.
i express my concept in creating these characters – made in an abstract, diffuse, deformed way; dark colored and connected with each other, symbolizing that most of us never lose the memory of the bad experiences we had. they are ghosts of the past, monsters of the future.