"Jana Zanoskar, a mysterious dream moments painter, she uses shapes, signs and colours wisely, transforming the reality through an objective lyric key.
The external elements, with a common composition idea, find a symbolic consistency in Jana Zanoskar’s works. The very high connecting thought of the primitive need to express feelings and dreams becomes here the exhibition of a balanced aesthetic fusion between substance and sign, object and stage need.
She was born in Ljubljana, Slovenia, a city linked to the myth of Jason and the Argonauts, but she has moved to Italy many years ago. She lives and works in Podenzana, in Lunigiana area. Magic painting, between abstraction and surreal.
The artist, of Slovenian origin, is collocated between the oriental Symbolism, of aniconic nature and the Western tendency to use pictures and images to express concepts, whose synthesis is fundamental because it is able to transform the images, making them abstract, exactly as the more recent European twentieth-century artistic trends. Her works give off a mittle-European atmosphere, meeting the interest of an audience who is learned, sensitive and expert of “modernist” representations.
Any attempt to apply any rationalistic reading is useless. It is clear that the themes are taken from an interrupted source flowing into an inexhaustible never stopping flow …. the Imagination, which is here particularly unbridled. It is pushed by that ineffable mystery called Creativity. It spreads over this cloth gaudy colours which are distributed in an apparently casual way, according to geometric scores of different shapes, having all a phytoformic character…. curls, spirals, irregular and undulating lines, unsuspected corners… a “monstrous” creature shows its teeth … but it is an abacus only!!! Jana gives life to painting passages and daring plastic scanning, however always using full and gaudy tonalities representing a coral nature, a seabed or a grassy and blooming mantle. The title of each Work, repeating and insisting on the idea of “unusual”, clearly refers to “With no Title” in a Kandinsky style, but the most important thing is the courage to venture out to this fantastic universe of sea, sky and earth creatures. Trigones, Draping, Knots, Chesses, Squares, Drapes, Shells (or ringlets of unpredictable rocailles) and anything that can be deduced from these “paintings”, sometimes “sculpture”, lead us to a Mystery Cosmogony, that only the “Third Eyes”, the one of the Spirit, can light up.
At the Transvisionismo, Stefano Sichel’s exhibition, there are many modern paintings where it is possible to admire the fusion between the oriental symbolic abstractionism with the western one. In Jana Zanoskar’s paintings, shown in this exhibition, it is possible to see the combination of the symbolic abstractionism with Kandinsky geometric abstractionism. In her paintings indeed there are very clear shapes thanks also to the colour that is in perfect harmony with the brightness, coming from different angles. Paolo Levi describes the artist to have rich mysterious dream moments in which she uses shapes, signs and colour very easily. Her paintings are able to catch with these geometric games, the spectator’s mind, which is fascinated also by the strong chromatic tonalities used.
Jana Zanoskar, a Slovenian painter, lives today in Podenzana, in the province of Massa Carrara. During the years she has organized many exhibitions and has been the protagonist of important events held in some biggest Italian towns, such as Rome and Milan. Her painting, from certain points of views, reminiscent of some of Robert and Sonia Delaunay’s features, while in other moments it exalts the concept of strength, that the artist has interiorly. Her paintings are able to raise the human imagination, which is the spark giving everyone the possibility to escape from the everyday life surrounding us.