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5 Dec 2013 - 16 Dec 2013

Žena (Woman): Slovak Contemporary Female Artists

Provocative, aggressive, but also isolated, fragile and sensitive. This is a woman (žena) in today’s world as expressed in the art of four young Slovak female artists who will present their art in London at the beginning of December.

The paintings of Lucia Dovicakova are full of humour, provocation and irony, although the themes themselves are serious, and her women are fully emotionally-immersed in their lives. The artist is not afraid to touch the borders of fakery: some of her paintings might be viewed as naïve works, others as parodies or caricatures. She was a finalist for the prestigious Slovak “Oscar Čepan Prize” in 2006 and was nominated for a “Young Artist” award in 2011.

Use of textiles and atypical embroidery techniques characterise the work of Vlasta Žáková. These unconventional techniques combine with unconventional topics – overblown stories from the life of today’s youth.

Jarmila Dzuppová – Sabova’s art conveys a particularly individual mythology. Her pictures burst with an inner power although on a cursory look they might seem like static pieces. The artist was an “Oscar Čepán Prize” finalist in 2009, and in 2010 she was awarded second place in the national “Paintings of the Year” competition.

Metaphor and visual manipulation of the viewer. This is a different point of view of women as Barbara Kubaniova’s art expresses it. Her abstract photographic images portray a woman from underneath. This subversive visual metaphor communicates an upside down view of reality, while the precision of the pictures evokes feelings of coldness and isolation.

These young artists studied under the supervision of artists Adam Szentpétery and Rudolf Sikora at the Technical University Faculty of Art in Košice. Their art is a part of a new wave of Slovak youth art known as the “Košice Scene”.

The exhibition takes place at the Brick Lane Gallery from the 4th to the 16th of December 2013.
Open daily 1-6 PM





The Brick Lane Gallery - Annexe, 93-95 Sclater Street, London E1 6HR; http://www.kachuna.org


From: 5 Dec 2013
To: 16 Dec 2013



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