A selection of works by painter Maya Kulenovic is on view at the Principle Gallery in Charleston, SC for the month of March. "I never try to connect my personal life with my paintings," says Kulenovic, on her shadowy, semi-obscured subjects. "I believe that the connection between personality and life of the artist with his work is inevitable, and that it should be left as a subliminal process. My paintings are inspired by what I see, and if something inspires me, this is usually because it contains a larger, universal truth as well as connection to my own life. So all of my images bear scars of my own experiences as a participant, but also as an observer of both history and the present, who is trying to make sense of it all on rational, emotional, and philosophical levels. Every one of my paintings contains different aspects of everything that I know and have experienced, expressed either as a presence in the image, or as an absence.”
Opening March 6, 2020. Reception from 5 to 8 p.m.
25 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29401