Capturing a post-anthrocene world of the imagination, the artwork in the Venice Collection imbues a Dali-esque contemplation of a life where the power of nature is enabled to take hold; colour is heightened, oxygen flows, and the animal kingdom reclaims habitats lost and gains territories discovered, those left bare by the absence of humanity. The impact the lockdowns have had on our environment has been remarkable. Absorb yourself in the paradox of a demi-Utopia, where clear, calm waters dissolve the social and environmental conundrums of society.
Kristjana's love affair with Venice began with a visit in 2010, where the incredible architecture and light found at every corner was only enhanced by the 20th Century art housed at the Peggy Guggenheim. It was 10 years later that Kristjana stumbled upon some 19th Century Venetian stereoscopic prints by photographic pioneer, Carlo Ponti.
A symphony of bird-song rises melodically from the iconic neo-classical palazzos of Venice's Grand Canal, their sun bleached walls imbibed with a colour and florescence as unfamiliar as the confident habitation of its avian residents. The once private world of the Venetian gentry is the world's most vibrant hostel, a veritable market square of calls and chirps and chatter, commanding an expansive vista over the cobalt canal, clean and clear; a home now to imagined dolphins, dancing between the corrimani of this fluttering violet palazzo.