Karolina Albricht

Kinski’s Wedding Night, 2019

Oil on canvas

Painting30 x 25 x 2cmShips from United Kingdom


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About the Artist

Karolina Albricht (b. 1983 in Krakow) is a London based artist and curator. Painting, to her, is an attempt to generate an active space, an environment which can be perceived and responded to through our intellectual and physical faculties, through the sum of our senses. Karolina graduated with an MA from The Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow in 2008. Prior to that she completed Socrates-Erasmus at ArtEZ Institute of Fine Arts in Arnhem, the Netherlands in 2007. In 2020 she finished Turps Studio Programme in London. Her recent exhibitions include 21 Fathoms at ASC Gallery, London, Your Foot in my Face at Kingsgate Projects, London, OFF-BEAT, a solo show at JGM Gallery, London, Dear Painting at Nordic Art Agency, Malmo. Her awards include Tyson Award (selected by Liz Gilmore), ArtGemini Award and she was shortlisted for Contemporary British Painting Prize, RA Summer Exhibition, Threadneedle Prize and APT & Fenton Arts Trust Award, amongst others. Karolina lives and works in London, UK.

About the Artwork

This series of small paintings on identical scale is loosely based on Werner Herzog’s film ‘Nosferatu the Vampyre’, where legendary Klaus Kinski plays the Count Dracule. One scene in particular resonated with me visually: the moment where Lucy (played by Isabelle Adjani) is standing in front of her bathroom mirror, and the presence of Count Dracula is hinted at by a creeping shadow of his hand and his silhouette. I referred to this very shadow when conjuring the alternative universe where Count Dracula would indulge himself, in broad daylight, in a series of summery adventures.