At The Ode To we are always curious to learn more about creativity and artistry, so we asked Franziska Narzinski, the artist behind Kosi to tell us a little bit about her life, her art and her sources of inspiration.
What do you call your series of artwork?
– I don't adhere to specific series. Each artwork stands independently, a product of what inspires, interests, angers, or challenges me.
What technique have you used?
– Currently, I exclusively work with acrylic on canvas for my creations.
What inspired you to create the artworks you have made for The Ode To?
– My process is akin to that of a sculptor rather than a traditional painter. I often begin with a rough idea, rarely sketching the canvas. The work evolves differently from expectations, including color changes resulting in distinctive paste-like textures. The artworks for The Ode To came about intuitively, capturing modern colors, timely or timeless themes, infused with humor and irony.
Can you tell us about your background and how you came to be an artist?
– Growing up, my surroundings were steeped in art due to my mother's involvement as an art teacher and painter. Despite this, my interest in creating art wasn't immediate. I spent years in marketing communications before embracing my creative side. With time, a desire to channel my creative personality into socio-critical or cultural themes emerged. This led me to explore and express ideas that often blend motif, text, and hidden narratives in my paintings.
How would you describe your art and aesthetics in three words?
– (Hidden) narrative, vibrant, dark contours
What we love about KOSI:
Kosi's artworks stand as vivid expressions of her dynamic, sculptor-like approach. Her fusion of hidden narratives, vibrant hues, and enigmatic dark contours evokes intrigue and reflection, inviting viewers to explore both visual and intellectual layers within her creations.