How would you describe your work?
Roman Liska: By re-defining and expanding the parameters for what can be thought of as painting, thus furthering the discourse around the concept of expanded painting, I hope to contribute to an on-going investigation of boundaries within and beyond the genre.
Who or what inspired your approach?
My work deals with painting as language without being closely tied to the traditional ideas of the medium. It certainly displays evidence of the sensibility for shapes, textures and haptic experiences that stem from a knowledge of painting and its history.
Whose work would you most like to be exhibited alongside?
Isa Genzken, Josephine Meckseper, Cady Noland.
In your opinion, what is the most exciting development in contemporary art?
The return of the performative within contemporary art.
Can you tell us something interesting/unusual about yourself?
I am co-founder of N/V_PROJECTS, an independent curatorial team focused on promoting emerging contemporary art.
Bianca Chu, Head of Sale for First Open / London: The present lot by Roman Liška is a prime example of the artist’s broad range of artistic production. By introducing innovative materials such as reflective fabric and metal beaded chain Liška continues to contribute to the ongoing dialogue in recent contemporary art, re-imagining and expanding upon traditional notions of ‘painting’.
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