Short Biographie


Born in 1951. After College study at University VEKS in Maribor. First private ehibition in 1972. Since that time several individual and collective Exhibitions all over the world.

Artist Statement:

Marika Kohlhaas believes that the art is life, there is no ending point, just a continual process. She captures magical moments of life with her eyes and spirit, tries to discover the real meaning and importance of them for human reality.

Marika Kohlhaas says:

"We artist look at our surroundings with open eyes, and also open minds. We give each form an colour its own significance, as far as we can see it; in our subjects, we keep the joy of discovery, the pleasure of the unexpected; our subject itself must be a source of interest. But why tell you what we are doing when everybody can see it if they want to?

Whenever I have wanted to say something, I have said it in such a way as I believed I had to. Different themes inevitably require different methods of expression. This does not imply either evolution or progress, but it is a matter of following the idea one wants to express it.
My work is very often completely different, sometimes I am occupied for months by graphic -printing making, in old manner, then I start again a big sized acrylic- and oil painting on canvas.
I just love crazy ideas like painting in Egypt at 45 ºC in shadow, in the German slate stone quarry in the depth of 900 feet or I suddenly start a monumental painting which I have to finish in 15 months.

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