Wiola Wabnic, 1978
How to say what cannot be expressed in words? Where do you find an outlet for the restlessness of your soul when the world around you is on fire? How to feel true freedom?
She has always tried to find answers to these and many other questions and has finally found them in painting. Through painting, she learns every day that what is most perfect is what is imperfect. She finds inspiration in the movement of her hand, the bars of music, and the fleeting moment. Her works of art are canvases that leave enormous room for the viewer’s imagination. She rarely gives a title because she believes that a title limits the imagination and that everyone is entitled to their interpretation. Everyone deserves the freedom that comes with interacting with art.
From Cesar Cordova, she has learned that the process of creation is the most important thing, not the final creative act.
Often we approach painting because we feel the need to understand, to find answers, to dissolve doubts that grip us, or to discover new things and look at the world from completely new points of view.
Wiola approached painting for many of these reasons listed, she felt the need to find new an- swers and painting came to her aid.
In choosing the subjects of her canvases, Wiola lets herself be carried away by life, she relies on everything that surrounds her, and what is banal for us becomes for her a foothold to create sto- ries, her stories made of images and colors. His canvases are like mirrors or pages of books for the viewer, Wiola tries to make his canvases free, free from overly structured arguments: she offers the input so that the observer can read al- ways different stories, or see himself again on the canvases or even more, wander with the imagination freely.
Her canvases, in fact, have no title and this pre- cisely to give maximum freedom in glimpsing the most varied meanings, because art in the end is this: it is transport and freedom, it is a mir- ror in which to see oneself, it is interpretation. In Wiola’s works I have traced a spiritual es- sence that helps the public in these free rea- dings and that has the ability to attract to itself, like a magnet, those who observe them. Wiola’s is a style that blends abstract and figu- rative, where barely visible physiognomies ra- diate in an expanse of colors that are now full and now nuanced.
Wiola’s works show how a stylistic middle ground can be found, but above all they demon- strate how works of art are not only the voice of the painter, but the voice of everyone.
Art historian and curator
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