Alexandra Barth (1989, Malacky)

 

Vzdelanie/Education

2007 – 2013     Vysoká škola výtvarných umení v Bratislave, maľba (Mgr. art.) /Academy of fine arts and design Bratislava,  dpt. of painting (M.A.)

 

Samostatné výstavy-výber/Solo exhibitions-selected

2018      Pozoruhodnosti, Žumpa, Bratislava

2018      Stav vecí, Sumec, Bratislava

2017      Pôvodný stav, Temporary Parapet, Bratislava

2017      Poriadok vecí, Kunstverein Bratislava

2015      Pokoj, PRFR studios, Bratislava

 

Skupinové výstavy-výber/Group exhibitions-selected

2017     MDŽ, White&Weiss, Bratislava

2016     Kunstverein Selection 2016, PRFR Studios, Bratislava

2016     Jej svet, OGV Jihlava, CZ                                              

2014     Rozmanitosť nutná,  SNG, Bratislava                                                          

2013     Magisterské diplomové práce, Dom Umenia, Bratislava

2011     Katzensuppe, SODA, Bratislava

2010     Art now, Kasárne/Kulturpark, Košice

2010     Young ass, Kressling, Bratislava

2010     Parallels, Barcsay Exhibition Hall, Budapest, HU

 

E-mail:  barthalexandra@gmail.com

https://www.temporaryparapet.sk/

 

Artist statement

My work is in a broader sense always autobiographical. In 2014 I began a series where I was painting only autoportraits, often in a mytological sense. Slowly the focus shifted to „still life“ – I was observing the things surrounding me and realized that the places a person inhabitates tells a lot about him. In my recent works I try to capture subjective perception of common, mundane spaces, usually the ones I experience personally on a daily basis. Apartments where I lived, my work place, storage rooms, but recently also urbanistic elements like parking lots, bus stops, streets without exact identity… What this locations have in common is they are usually perceived as something not worth attention of their inhabitants, they are taken as something purely utilitarian, not having any aesthetic qualities. In my paintings I try to catch the aesthetic essence of these places – their atmosphere, their inner logic, psychological tension, as if they were stage settings of a movie.      I am reducing all the visual means to the neccesary core as I want the viewer to concentrate on the key moments. Not letting them be disturbed by unnecesary visual balast. My medium of choice is usually acrylic on canvas and sometimes spray with stencils which I consider more a drawing technique than a graphic or painting tool. Also I like to supress any „human“ touch to my works, no visible brush strokes, no stains, just clear cuts an recently mostly straight lines. It makes them feel falsely objective and cold, the composition and color shades is bearing the emotional value.