My work is the constant attempt to translate the images in my head. The banal, everyday or fleetingly-perceived have the same status as phantasias or images from art history. I am impatient and want to make the pictures in my head visible in my own visual language as quickly as possible, so the pictures are never finished, but rather remain in a continuous process. The overpainting, the use and experimentation with different materials—such as collage, photography and painting—are an expression of what seems important to me at the moment, a narrative form that is only safe from myself when I hand it over in a further process of change. Invisible figures, people either in motion or standing in front of each other commingle. They are mostly female figure—my own engagement with femininity and sexuality, history and the questioning of painting.
Eva Beresin (b. 1955, Budapest, Hungary) received her degree from the School of Fine Art in Budapest. Recent solo exhibitions include Beware of the spirits that you call, M+B (Los Angeles), All About Eva (and Me), Charim Galerie (Vienna), and Nothing every-thing is special, OOPS Kenny Schachter (online). Beresin’s work was exhibited in recent group shows at Galerie Nagel Draxler (Cologne) and Philipp Zollinger Galerie (Zurich). Her monograph, My Mother’sDiary: Ninety-Eight Pages, was published by Verlag für moderne Kunst in 2019 and presents Beresin’s paintings that were based on her mother’s journal written after her liberation from Auschwitz. Eva Beresin lives and works in Vienna, Austria.