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STATEMENT

SK/ENG

V súčasnosti vo svojej práci, ktorá sa odvíja v tematických cykloch, pracujem s ľudskou figúrou, skoro výsostne ženskou, a tematikou tajuplnosti, nepokoja a ťažko čitateľnými tajomstvami. Vychádzam zo symboliky mýtov a legiend, záhad, gotických noviel a náboženstva zmiešanej s fotografiami z módnych časopisov prípadne momentiek zo starých, skoro zabudnutých čiernobielych filmov. Často umiestňujem ženu a jej psychiku do protikladu prijateľného a spoločensky očakávaného, nezriedka je neprispôsobivá, agresívna až krvilačná, prahnúca po moci, roztopašná a sexuálne vyzývavá. Stáva sa z nej čarodejnica, alebo kňažka a časom transmutuje, prestáva byť človekom, je z nej prízrak či duch pomsty, možno len figurína. 

Výrazovým prostriedkom je tradičná vrstvená olejomaľba na plátne spojená s akrylom a olejovým pastelom. Rozostrená maľba a rozpustený olejový pastel navodzujúci efekt enkaustiky sú prerušované kresbovými momentmi, keď spod nánosov farby vyškrabaním presvitá linka žiarivej farby, alebo sa grafická mriežka prelína s perspektívou a svojou geometrickosťou rozbíja priestor.

Výjavy sa odohrávajú v paralelnom svete opustených tropických záhrad, džungle, ruín, rozpadnutých zámkov a labyrintov, mimo aktuálny čas, kde „tu a teraz“ má iný rozmer a tvar. Fauna tam prekypuje životom, Boh nie je jeden, ale viacerí, tiene vytvárajú nové tiene a temnota má dušu a niekedy aj nohy. Na oblohe sa preháňajú mraky a prelamujú blesky a aby sme sa dostali do tohoto fantastického priestoru, musíme vkročiť do neznáma, prekonať svoj strach.

ENG

Something Where There Should Be Nothing: Nothing Where There Should Be Something

 

These words, written by the late Mark Fischer, am trying to translate onto a flat canvas, creating disquieting atmosphere and uncanny moments. Mystery, numinous, obscure rituals, and un-real are my themes. 

By means of oils and oil pastels, which enable me to achieve vibrant quality by using glazes and multiple layers, I create veils of color into which thin lines are etched, showing the base layer. Details of drawings, lines as from Japanese mangas, grids and life bars from PC games add feeling of un-reality. Paper, my newest addition allows me to paint in thin, luminous veils, achieving airiness that no canvas can do, and the outcome, when all the medium is absorbed is as ukiyo-e print of old with themes of yokai, japan mosters.

Fashion and its allure. Another one of my many fetishes. My figural compositions are directly taken from fashion editorials by my favourite photographers as Meisel, Lindbergh, Bourdin and the most favourite of all with his dark glamour Chris von Wangenheim and then heavily edited. I have tons of cut outs from years of hoarding Vogues.

Masked individuals and fighting women, women which are relentless, lascivious, aggressive, bloodthirsty or power hungry. These women become witches or priestesses, slowly ascend, stop being human and start being something else. A ghost? A spirit of vengeance? Or just a plastic figurine…  States of ecstasy and tremendous majesties are supposed to tear through my (and yours) profane existence, show others things behind the Veil. Lightning struck towers and dangerous labyrinths, jungles as taken out of Heart of Darkness, and ancient forests where trees can still talk, these all take us onto a dangerous journey. A type of manifesto against the grain of dull futures, where consuming is our irrevocable fate. 

 

CV

 

Born in Slovakia; 1990

 

STUDIES

2011 -  2017  Academy of Fine Arts in Prague, Martin Mainer's school

2008 - 2014  Comenius University in Bratislava, Faculty of Law

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2019 "Mirage, VNITROBLOCK, Prague, Czech Republic

2019 "Chromophobia", ARTRAFIKA, Prague; Czech Republic 

2019 "The Tower", Knupp Gallery, Prague; Czech Republic 

2018  'Synagóga', Art Saag Sigillum, Šahy, Slovakia

2017 "I haven't been terrified for a long time", Knupp Gallery, Prague; Czech Republic 

2017 "Ennui Noir", Prague; Czech republic 

2016 "Cukor" Galerie co hledá jméno, Prague; Czech Republic

2013  'Synagóga', Art Saag Sigillum, Šahy, Slovakia

2013   Cafee Art Gallery, Esztergom, Hungary

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2020 "Real Dreams", Galerie Nová Síň, Prague, Czech Republic

2019 "Negative Realism"Tschechsiches Zentrum", Berlin, Germany

2019 "Boys and Girls", Nova Galerie, Prague; Czech Republic

2018 "Malba roka" finalist 2018; Galerie Nedbalka; Bratislava; Slovakia

2018 "Heaven&Hell", Bubeč,  Prague; Czech Republic

2018  ArtPrague, Vnitroblock, Knupp Gallery, Prague; Czech Republic

2017 "New wave", Diploma 2017, National gallery, Prague; Czech Republic

2017 Malba IV, Komunikacni prostor skolska 28, Prague; Czech Republic

2017 ArtPrague, Vnitroblock, Prague; Czech Republic

2016 "Go for ART!"; Galerie u Prstenu; Prague; Czech Republic

2016 "Malba roka" finalist 2016; Galerie Nedbalka; Bratislava; Slovakia

2016 ArtPrague - YoungRealArt; Prague; Czech Republic

2015  "XXVI Dni Hontu"; Art SAAG; Šahy, Slovakia

2015 "Samorosti"; NOD gallery; Prague; Czech Republic

2015 "Second" studio exhibition; Mainer; Era svet; Prague, Czech Republic

2015 "First" studio exhibition; Mainer; National technical library; Prague; Czech Republic

2015 "PechaKucha Night" vol.11; Znojmo; Czech Republic

2014 "Váci hangulatok"; MIMK Gallery; Vác; Hungary

2013 "2 malíři + 1 grafik"; Galerie 2+1, Bechyně; Czech Republic

2013 'Studenti a absolventi ateliéru prof. Zdeňka Berana', Muzeum středního Pootaví, Strakonice; Czech Republic