Polish visual artist Anita Mikas graduated from University of Fine Arts in Poznań, Poland. After closing this chapter of her life, she started postgraduate studies at Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst in Leipzig, Germany, the city where she currently lives and works.
With a main focus on painting, her creative process is proceded by digging into the literature. Each of her new project is an outcome of a fascination by particular book. Thus, Lover’s Discourse: Fragments by Roland Barthes, the book on a story of a failure love and a boundary situation, became a background to create alluring monochrome paintings in a palette of grey.
Anita describes this series in words: "My paintings are an attempt to depict, through architecture, the feelings of a person who is unhappily in love." Another project of Anita, presented below, titled Since the village is small you can see more world from it, is inspired by Fernando Pessoa’s book, named The Book of Disquiet. All the pieces from this story are an attempt to capture; "thoughts and feelings of the main character who decided to live not in reality, but in his own imaginary world".
Anita’s works, characterised by immense delicacy, still arouse profound feelings. While admiring those exquisite paintings one can fall in melancholy and move into one of a fictional universes appearing on each single canvas.