Enclosed Rhym 

a – The Headless Woman 
b – The Labyrinth 
b – Chess 
a – Above the Situation 

The enclosed rhyme scheme, exemplified by the first stanza of a (Petrarchan) sonnet, is here used to portray the four stages of a longterm relationship, in a series of four paintings. 
a – The Headless Woman 
I rejected love out of a fear of commitment. Like a headless bust among actual people, oblivious to my own handicap. The square format of the painting was chosen to represent stability, albeit an illusory one.
b – The Labyrinth 
The start of the relationship. My vagrancy, his pursuit, my evasion.
b – Chess 
Only the white queen and black king remain on the chess board. His depression has consumed the white king. Venus is there to pass judgement and to laugh. The game of chess is a lot like love. I don't know how to play chess.  
a – Above the Situation 
Observing the labyrinth from high up, I am above the situation. The square format of the painting now symbolizes stability without fear. 


author: Josipa Krolo
exhibition: Enclosed Rhym
fotografije: Valerija Djanješić
26th June 2020 

Josipa Krolo (Split, 1992) was educated in Split, Zagreb and Barcelona. She has exhibited in several solo and group exhibitions in Croatia and abroad. Her practice mostly engages painting and street art. 

 
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