Lips & Bodies

Between body worlds, red lips and faces, it is usually a concrete feeling that seems to become tangible when looking at Davina Gescha's motifs. The protagonists in her works seem tangible to us thanks to the precise painting who at the same time blur into diffuse hints. The strong, smoothly applied oil colors give the Berlin artist's pictures an almost absolute presence.

Davina Gescha repeatedly plays with these two worlds: a real one, in which you believe you can recognize the figures and shapes, and a transcendental one, which raises questions about truthfulness. It remains unclear which of the two she recommends to us as a place of refuge. What you immediately understand, however, is that the bodies, figures and women in her paintings are opening up to us like a unique, beautiful landscape that needs to be explored.

The protagonists' striking red lips occupy a key position and appear in a variety of shapes. Lips can smile at us or seduce us. However, they rarely do this in Davina Gescha's portraits of women. Rather, they open the way to the individual self that seems to lie behind them. They form the beautiful, velvety curtain of the gate to the interior. To stories that life tells. And in some cases they may be the gateway to hell for us, bringing bittersweet lies into our world just like truth or goodness.