"I follow gloss and cobweb invitations into passageways and dusty corners."
Originally from Vienna, Krystina Stimakovits is a visual artist living in London. Her photographic work explores the realm of man-made surfaces and layers to be found within urban sites of transition.
The city is a place of perpetual change of abandonment, demolition and construction, where everyday we encounter an incongruous mix of man-made and organic forms. Stimakovits mines visual challenges and delights from dividing structures, such as glass, mesh, fencing and hoardings. These provide layers that act as both a barrier and doorway to visual fields, hiding and revealing in equal measure. For her these offer fertile metaphors for the complexities of contemporary living.