As an artist I constantly question familiar elements, for example, a house or a wall. When I encounter everyday items, I have this urge to rediscover both their tangible and intangible characteristics.
Familiar objects evoke reflexive and unconscious thoughts in any observer – it's what makes them familiar. To get to the core of these objects, I separate them from their function and deconstruct them to the point where this process is interrupted. The deconstruction results in visions that I approach in different ways, ranging from instinctive to artificial. Along the way, I create a new logic, which I then use to reconstruct the object to something that evokes both familiar and new thoughts.
I trust in the imagination of the observer. When looking at one of my works, one is confronted with a subtle manipulation of the archetype of an object. The object feels familiar, yet suggests a distorted version of reality. The simplicity I strive for walks the line between association and alienation.
Lisa Sebestikova (1988 Enschede) grew up in the surroundings from Prague, in an artistic family, child from a Dutch graphic designer and a Czech painter. After graduating AKI/ArtEZ in Enschede she settled in The Hague (NL). In 2016 she received the contribution Young Talent (Jong Talent) from the Mondriaanfonds, one year later she became the starters stipendium Pro Invest van Stroom The Hague and in 2019 she won the Charlotte Pallandt Price and the Stokroos Cultuur Stipendium for young artists. Part of the Charlotte Pallandt Price is a solo presentation in the kabinet of museum Beelden aan Zee. Here she made her first site-specific installation: Forming Fluidity.