Visual artist Elvira Rajek lives and works in Vienna, Austria.
The intended mise-en-scène has been an important component of my art work. Having started with arranged portraits, for the last years I have focused on still lifes and turned to a surrealistic way of working. I just need to assemble the pictures and thoughts of my consciousness and unconscious to create a new vision and a new way to see. As Georg Christoph Lichtenberg said: ‘He, who has eyes to see, sees everything in everything’.
Research as well as the study of particular topics play important roles in the artistic realization: to deal with a topic – to eviscerate, to mangle, and to transform – to achieve a new insight. Veiled criticism with a touch of irony is intended.