“I can barely conceive of a type of beauty in which there is no Melancholy.”
- Charles Baudelaire
Stasja Voluti is a lens-based multi-media visual artist, a writer of images, and a photographer of words. She believes that art can be many things, but that it always is the viewer who has the last word. Her sensualist and poetic approach in her work covers a wide range of subjects including loss and isolation, illness, [perception of] the feminine, and anything else that pertains to the human condition.
Stasja's work has been exhibited in the U.S., Canada, the Netherlands, and Italy, and is held in private collections worldwide. Of mixed heritage, she spent her formative years in the lowlands of Holland. Her wanderlust led her to many countries and far away places, and finally to Canada's British Columbia where she currently resides.
You can read a bit more about her work here: Surrealism in Text and Image: A Conversation
The work of: Paul Celan, Ingeborg Bachmann, Robert Desnos, The Quay Brothers, Fellini, Paul Strand, Tina Modotti, Hiroshi Sugimoto, Imogen Cunningham, Dare Wright, Leonor Fini, Hans Bellmer, Wally Elenbaas, and many more. Beauty in art, art that upsets, art that is unapologetic, empathy, sensibility and sensitivity, pine trees, passion, sensualism, intelligence, going against the norm, beating the odds.
She doesn’t like clowns.