Gabriella Kosa

Since early childhood I spent much time drawing and working with clay in my mother'`s ceramic workroom in my hometown in Hungary. My passion for drawing encouraged me to specialise in Art and Drawing in High School, followed by 2 years in a college specialising in metal work, jewellery and enamel.

Interestingly, I then completely turned away from art but whatever profession I delved in the coming years be it in the Fitness industry or Hypnotherapy; I always allowed my creativity to express itself. 

It was only a few years ago when I started to invest more time in art again that I realised even these years without art had a positive effect and helped me see things differently and create in a different way.

In my art, especially in the animal series I explore the relationship between mankind and nature throughout the different centuries. Some of my work is inspired by the meanings that various tribes and civilisations attributed to certain animals, exposing their symbolic messages which can lead us to question ourselves in new ways and find hidden resources within ourselves. 

Whereas in my abstract paintings, I draw attention to the relationship between conscious and unconscious mind; I also explore the process of change and transformation that happens within us as we humans evolve.

I mostly use acrylics on canvas with different gels and mediums for extra texture. I love having texture on my paintings, as it reminds me that we have many layers to our personalities and we are evolving through different stages of human development as we progress through life. I feel that using texture brings a painting to life giving multiple layers and progressive stages to it.