Josta is a professional figurative oil painter. She was born in Germany, lived in Zürich and Hong Kong. Josta received her artistic education at the Free Art Academy in Obernjesa and pursued a master degree in economics.
Her work is focused on the expression of her figures, based on intensive preparatory work with her muse or models. She primarily shows her figures in detached from conscious thinking and actions. The figure is situated in a moment of pure being, lost in thought, unaffected and completely within their feeling.
“I want to capture the intensity of a fleeting moment or expression.”
Her art with its distinctive eyes is known for its persistence in following the observers’ view. From every angle you look at the painting, the eyes of the characters follow you and never let you out of sight.
In the last years her impulsion to tell stories around her figures emerged more and more.
“In my experience, those who view my paintings feel the characters very individually and absorb and interpret the stories around the figures differently. This large emotional spectrum is very exciting for me because the various perceptions and interpretations say a lot in turn about the viewer himself or herself.”
web adress: www.josta-art.com
All images © Josta Keil
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