Loreta Visic graduated from the Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and from the Higher Institute of Fine Arts (HISK) in Antwerp. In 2001 she won the Young Belgian Painters Award.
Loreta Visic incorporates what happens to her in life into her work in a highly individual manner. She is well aware of the delicate balance between the familiar and the strange and how they relate to each other. You only have insight into the one when you can see the other as well. This awareness is also reflected in her unusual manipulation of materials.
The house as a symbol of ‘home’ or ‘being his / her home’ hovers on the edge of the abyss. Security becomes horror. Familiarity–deformation, construction- deconstruction, order-chaos throw light on each other in Visic’s extraordinary objects.
Her ‘BEER’ (BEAR) lies on the ground, a child’s footprint on its back.
‘PRINSES’ (PRINCESS) shows a ten-year-old girl dressed as a princess. Her dream has come true. Everything about her is perfect: the dress, her long hair, her diadem, …. But despite this perfection her face is frozen and covered with ice. As time passes the ice on her face becomes thicker and thicker and her lovely face turns into that of a monster.
‘WASHUIS’ (WASH HOUSE) is a house made up of an iron frame and washing lines hung with men’s, women’s and children’s clothes. The effect of wind and weather are at one with the work and give it different faces. A metaphor for life.