Maja Ruznic, The Called, 2020, acrylic and oil on canvas, 67 1⁄2 × 53 1⁄2 in; 171.5 × 136 cm image source: https://karmakarma.org/artists/maja-ruznic/
Maja Ruznic, Trace of the Father II, 2020, Acrylic and oil on canvas, 101.6 x 76.2 cm image source: https://halesgallery.com/artists/93-maja-ruznic/works/
Ruznic states, “I realized when I could see the tooth of the canvas, the canvas is breathing. That is a different kind of texture”. Ruznic starts by pouring thin layers of previously used Gamsol (paint thinner) from her preceding paintings. There is no waste in this methodology, one painting grows out of the other. This is Ruznic’s signature mark-making, using gravity to place color and form onto the canvas or paper, which she then re-negotiates with line and brushwork.