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Viola Kunst

Viola Kunst was born in 1981. In 2005 she graduated magna cum laude at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. with a Thesis about Videoclip as a form of contemporary art. In 2006 she started studying as Contemporary Art Curator at the University La Sapienza in Rome where she graduated in 2010 with a Thesis on Janet Cardiff. In 2007 she moved in Berlin, where she's still living and working. Co-Author, with the artist Valentina Sartori, of the satellite project of the 6. Berlin Biennale for contemporary art "With Re-Guards". Viola Kunst is resident artist of the gallery Infantellina Contemporary, Berlin. She took part in several collective and solo exhibitions and art competitions in Italy, Germany and UK. 

Viola Kunst loves the flesh in its purest form and gives us an intimate views of the full bloom of its sensual splendor. Her paintings would resemble a sailor's fantasy, if you were unaware of her own identification with, and care for, the subjects of her painting. As the artist says, The women I paint have a story, feelings, and fears inside of them. But in some respects I am lying. I use them as a medium through which I paint only myself. Her painted nudes are portraits in which the bodies dissolve into colorful vibrations of flesh, in which nuances play across the surface of the skin. The proximity of the portrayed women is charged with personality and erotic undertones which in no way resemble pornography. Viola Kunsts art leads to a exploration (not an exploitation) of the feminine body, and, last but not least, to an undisguised, feminine look at the feminine itself. 


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