Veronika Pausova’s intricate and tactile paintings bring together constellations of everyday elements within fields of abstraction. Pausova articulates a psychological space where fragmented subjects intermingle, like the internal action of a brain’s synapses connecting the dots. This act is often uncomfortable; a thought experiment that is as awkward as it is essential.
“Pausova’s paintings depict maps of dense, detailed imagery that are both alluring and perplexing. In her paintings, layers of flat colour and implied texture create an intersecting dream space, where narrative and nonsense intertwine. The works share an intimacy that is alive with invention. As the painter Amy Sillman describes in her essay on the diagram, it is the saggy droop in the line that can’t be planned or the uneasy crop that pulls us in. “At finger’s end, beyond the graph, off the chart, in the realm of not-knowing, lay the weird unformed excess, the chora, not information.” Pausova’s works suggest a sense of structure that mirrors a failing circuit board, a poem on a page, or a cross section of a buzzing plant.”
– Katie Lyle