Katrina Jurjans’s artistic practice is centred around the creation of narrative paintings informed by a deep recognition of the generative emotions that inspire her. The surreal compositions of her canvases fluidly interlace figures within a visual language of abstracted layers of pattern and colour.
“Sometimes flesh and blood, other times ghostly outlines, the figures I paint exist between somewhere real and imagined. While remaining evocative through gesture and expression, they are in a sense anonymous, representing emotions and memories rather than specific people.”
Katrina Jurjans holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Art and Art History from Concordia University, Montreal. She has exhibited extensively including recent solo exhibitions at Coldstream Fine Art, Toronto (2019); Vuco Artspace, Toronto (2018); and Artscape Youngplace, Toronto (2017), while also being included in numerous group exhibitions and art fairs in Canada and internationally in the United States. Jurjans has completed several art residencies in Ontario and internationally in Mexico. Jurjans currently lives and works in Montreal, QC.