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Reckless Human Trail

Exhibition of new works, January 2019

This series of artworks was created for Victory Art's first exhibition in partnership with RAW Streetphoto Gallery in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Creating this new body of work, I worked closely with the curator Marth von Loeben. It was a new way of working for me and discussing my creative strategies and process of research with Marth raised interesting points I hadn't fully been aware of before. The artworks are more abstract than my previous digital photocollages. I focused my ongoing research on death and Slovak rituals connected to it. Dealing with these themes as an artist, I felt closer to my roots in abstract painting and utilized the illustrative elements and visual metaphors of the digital photo collages in a more lyrical way. Even though the subject of these pieces feels heavier, and the work deals with bigger themes, the overall aesthetic is lighter and smaller, more intimate, in comparison to my previous work. It focuses on the composition, gesture and colour and their emotional impact rather than creating a tangible narrative. These works come from an authentic place of understanding the importance of rituals in connection to identity and feeling of belonging. They celebrate the fragility and resilience of humankind.

The exhibition was held at RAW STREETPHOTO GALLERY, 75 Coolsestraat, 3014LH, Rotterdam, Netherlands.


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