AIR exhibition – Natisa Jones and Janek Koza

On Friday 21st of May, artists Natisa Jones and Janek Koza will be showcasing prints that they made during their residencies at AGA LAB.

Location: Bouwput gallery (Ferdinand Huyckstraat 74, Broedplaats BOUW)
Time: 4-7 pm

Natisa Jones is a visual artist that looks at the creative process with a fascination, that often becomes a point of exploration in her work. She is interested in social dynamics, undertakings of daily life, and attempt to establish a tightly knit relationship between her personal experiences and creative practice. Urgency and candour play a significant role in the creation of her work, where she treats drawing and text with a diaristic approach, as an exercise of self-reflection in the pursuit to inquire into identity.

Although her work may begin from an intimate space -personal in nature- she aims to maintain universal value and leave an open-ended dialogue. Ultimately, the intent is to articulate and consider a shared experience. The private, isolated self, and the self as part of a collective: confront one another in this process. she seeks to emphasize this duality in every aspect of her work.

Through her residency, she incorporated screen-printing into her painting practice and resulted in a series of monochromatic drawings on paper.

Janek Koza is a visual artist, from Poland. He has a master of arts in painting and new media. His work takes the form of drawing, cartoons, and animation. The artist is interested in using the imperfections, dirt, noises, and unexpected effects as parts of his work. Both in the form and in the content. In his work is an exploration of the banality, ugliness, and ridiculousness of the surrounding world.

During his residency period, Janek Koza has made a body of prints and comic books with the Riso technique. Transferring his drawings to graphics, offered him possibilities of unexpected errors and mistakes. Through a process of appropriating these errors, experimenting, choosing colors, duplicating, and copying he formulated subtle aesthetical relations that challenge the norm of making in the traditional sense.