Reckless Human Trail

series of digital photocollages 2018-2019

This series of artworks is more abstract. 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.

 Mima Chovancova © 2020

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