My Opera House

Kinska

4 Jul – 22 Sep 2019

NOW Later 19 September 6 – 9pm

For the fourth NOW Art Commission, Kinska has made her imaginary world come true, mirroring what’s in her mind.

An installation created predominantly from ceramics which aims to take you on a journey far away from Greenwich and into a world born from the surreal mind of the Argentinean born artist.

Earlier last year, Kinska had a ceramic hip replacement that added an additional storyline to her pre existing world. Processing through this experience in the hospital with only sketchbooks to hand, whilst being bed bound, acted as a means of creative expression and catharsis. Personal sketchbooks from the hospital and a character travelling through black holes will be showcased.

This is the first large scale exhibition of the artist that brings together around a thousand handmade ceramic pieces. The highlight of the exhibition is a wooden whimsical House based on her studio in Hackney under a rainy sky of hundreds ceramic tear drops. Kinska’s art is organic and instinctive. It is the result of introspection and personal insights into emotions and feelings.

“NOW Gallery rejoices in Kinska’s pareidolic world. Through her past experiences, the concepts of love and pain are beautifully showcased in what she describes as her ‘OperaHouse’. For our summer Art Commission, we wanted an exhibition for all to enjoy and participate in, with a story that our audience can interpret in different ways. As part of this show we invite you to interact with individually themed sketchbooks in which you can write, draw and express yourself.

This three month long installation looks at healing, courage and play through imagination, but it is also a nod towards the supportive nurses who played a key role in Kinska’s recovery.”
– Jemima Burrill, NOW Gallery Curator

Las Gotas
Look up and you’ll find a beautiful collection of ‘Las Gotas’ or ‘Drops’ suspended from the ceiling. Limited to a variable edition of just 98, each one has been lovingly formed, painted and glazed by hand meaning no two are the same. These are available to purchase with 10% of each sale donated to Homerton University Hospital NHS Foundation Trust. Visit kinska.com/gotas to purchase.

See here for a playlist that influences Kinska whilst she works in her studio.

Film by Carlos Jiménez