Kiki Klimt - Arkanum
edited by Francesco Ciotola
Kiki Klimt graduated painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Ljubljana in 1997, three years later she finished a master's degree in sculpture, and in 2009 a doctorate in art. She is lecturing at the Arthouse Ljubljana and as a guest lecture on Miman Sinar Fine Arts University in Istanbul, on National Academy of Fine arts in Sofia, IADE in Lisbon and attended many conferences and symposiums.
Her works are present in galleries in New York, Berlin, Zadar, Split, Genova, Zagreb, Ljubljana, ... She has published nine authors books for children and illustrated many more.
She has been creating in various media: painting, sculpture, installation, performance, conceptual projects, photography, interior design, graphic design and illustration. She has always been moved by the objectivity of visual language and its connection with the deepest human desire to communicate. After many years of intensive and in-depth research, she realised that her medium can be everything used to narrate and arise in people the exact feeling. For the past seven years she has returned to the roots of her artistic education, to her original love - painting.
To made Arkanum serial Kiki Klimt has been searching for many years. In ancient pictures, sculptures, architecture and scripts, reading myths and legends, books about secret knowledge written by wise men, mystics, prophets and saints. She has been searching in illuminations and long-forgotten symbols, in secret books and texts. After many years she was lucky enough to meet someone who has shortened her way.
A contemporary story in seven books, based on mystic knowledge from the ancient civilisations of the World.
First book, Black book The Valley of Quest
Patience / Saturday / Tibetan / Saturn / Dana
(132 8x16 + 4 pages); the beginning of a story between a man and a woman. They live in a city where there the only reality is the everyday work and some small pleasures in the evenings and in the weekend. The everlasting circle of solitude, meaningless relationships and passing time is a pattern that doesn't give them happiness and fulfilment. The two major characters live a casual life of a lonely human until one day something happens that shakes their lives. After that they fall in love and start to live together. As always in our life, something goes wrong. Luckily they meet an old wise woman that is willing to help. They decide to risk everything to learn how to preserve their love. They enter the land of the unknown. The first book combines two basic styles; the visual reality of the everyday life and the land of the visions.