3D works on show in solo ex­hi­bi­tion

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Vir­tual re­al­ity meets con­ven­tional paint­ing at the lat­est ex­hi­bi­tion at The Art Lounge.

Tau­ranga based Karolina Be­mova, orig­i­nally from Slo­vakia, has been in­vited to have solo ex­hi­bi­tionDeep

Un­der at the gallery on Devon­port Rd, show­cas­ing her three di­men­sional sculp­tures.

The sculp­tures— which have a fem­i­nist theme— ap­pear to be com­ing out of the work.

“Karolina’s work spoke to me for its ex­pres­sive, emo­tional and unique style,” says gallery owner Mira Cor­bova. “I ab­so­lutely adore her 3D foam wall sculp­tures, there is so much to say in one piece. Fem­i­nine, in­tel­lec­tual, strong and in­cred­i­bly unique.”

Karolina’s sculp­tures are of women painted in gold, sil­ver and bronze­with a pre­cious me­tal look.

Karolina de­scribesDeep Un­der as a body of works that in­ves­ti­gates her own iden­tity as a “true” woman. The pos­tures look like they es­cap­ing or

ris­ing out of the black, “rep­re­sent­ing ends and new be­gin­nings”.

Karolina hopes to en­gage her au­di­ence and show them new ways of ex­pe­ri­enc­ing art by com­bin­ing vir­tual re­al­ity.

The artist has also cre­ated new pieces in­clud­ing two horses in metal­lic colour (gold and sil­ver) that means “rise up and em­power” and the golden fish that “rep­re­sents good luck”.

Karolina is study­ing creative in­dus­tries at Toi Ohomai.

Her last ex­hi­bi­tion in­cluded con­ven­tional art mak­ing ap­proaches with stop mo­tion an­i­ma­tion and vir­tual re­al­ity tech­nol­ogy.

Artist Karolina Be­mova.

Works like look like they are es­cap­ing from their con­fines.

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