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Authors: Tereza Červeňová , Svetlana Fialová, Marián Grolmus, Katarína Hrušková, Jaroslav Kyša, Hynek Martinec, Bruno Osif, Lucia Sceranková, Ekatarina Skurikhina
curated by Silvia Van Espen
19 June – 1 August 2014
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Tereza Červeňová (*1991, Slovakia), a photographer, graduated from Middlesex University in London. Primarily, she is interested in figurative and portrait photography, which she uses in a poetic way. She is interested in basic daily events, personal stories, memories and experiences from the past.
Svetlana Fialová (*1985, Slovakia) is going to finish PhD studies this year at Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. During her stay in London, she became the winner of the prestige Jerwood Drawing Prize 2013. Currently, she creates classic large-format Indian ink drawings. Her artworks are thematic and compositionally layered and depicts unusual stories inspired by a pop culture, internet, urban legends and her own life.
Marián Grolmus (*1979, Slovakia), multimedia artist, graduated from the Studio of Spatial Communications of Anton Čierny at Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. Currently, he is dealing with a creation of spatial objects and sculptures. He is interested in the transformation of ordinary, everyday objects to artifacts and placing them to the new and different contexts.
Katarína Hrušková (*1984, Slovakia) recently finished her master studies at Studio of Photography at Royal College of Art in London. She works mainly with a photography, video and sound installations. Work with a narration and storyline is typical for her practice. She takes inspiration from a real and fiction stories and mythology. Simple and clean aesthetics tend to emphasize a visual illusion.
Jaroslav Kyša (*1981, Slovakia) graduated from the Juraj Bartusz´s Studio of free creativity 3D at the Faculty of Arts in Košice. He was already a finalist of the Oskar Čepán Award in 2011 and winner of the German prize Szpilman Award 2011. Postconceptual thinking is significant for his work. He deals with a historical events which he changes and puts to a new perspective.
Hynek Martinec (*1980, Czech Republic) established himself mainly thanks to his photorealistic paintings, which dealt with the examination of a time. He studied at the Academy of Arts in Prague as well as at the Middlesex University in London and Cooper Union College in New York. He won several prestigious awards such as The Changing Faces and BP Visitor Choice in London (2008) and Young Artist Award in National Portrait Gallery (2007, London). He will be included in the prestigious exhibition of the British contemporary paintings in the Walker Art Gallery in Liverpool, which is going to be part of the Liverpool Biennale in July 2014.
Bruno Osif (*1985, France) had ended the master studies at Film and Television faculty at VŠMU in Bratislava. The movie „Alter“ (2013) is inspired by Nietzche´s theory of the three-phase evolution of a man. The movie depicts his struggle of looking for a right way of life. In addition to Slovak premier at ZAHORIAN&co GALLERY the movie was also presented at Cannes festival 2014 (short movies section).
Lucia Sceranková (*1985, Slovakia), current finalist of Jindřich Chalupecký award, studied at the Studio of Intermedia and Multimedia at AFAD in Bratislava and Studio Painting II at Academy of Fine Arts in Prague. Visual tricks and staging scenes are typical for her work. She works mainly with a photography, objects and videos. She is interested in a personal and public mythology.
Ekatarina Shurikhina (*1990, Russia) graduated from the Studio of Visual communication at Royal College of Art in London. She focuses mainly on video works. Her work explores ways of de-dramatised narrative and she is trying to blur the line between reality and representation. It results into a surrealistic works with a suggestive irony.