About artwork:Queen of Clubs
Natalia Kostaki is a Greek-Russian contemporary artist. She lives in Athens and is best known for her vivid, brightly –hued paintings that invite a broader understanding of symbolic paintings. She has developed her own unique visual aesthetic. Melding iconography, design, art-historical and mythological motifs, as well as personal experience, Natalia creates densely patterned works. Utilizing geometric shapes and colourful graphics, the artist achieves optically compelling visual effects.
The Queen of Clubs is a playing card in the standard 52-card deck. As each card has its special character, significance and mystery, the Queen of Clubs fascinates with hers: the Queen stands apart from the others because of her sense for balance, her knowledge, and her well-developed intuition. Not many words, nor explanations are needed, since the Queen masters life situations by relying on the latter. Intuition is the power of obtaining knowledge that cannot be acquired either by inference or observation, by reason or experience. Therefore, the Queen of clubs manages to balance both: knowledge as a justified true belief, as well as truths that lack any justification, but are nevertheless undeniable. She moves with grace between both – logic and spirituality.