By ATELIER XIII
Camera, Edit: Štefan Kurilla
Music: KATARZIA - Krásu preklínam
ATELIER XIII 23. 11. 2018
Od 23. novembra 2018 do 18. januára 2019 v ATELIERi XIII
From 23 November 2018 till 18 January 2019 in ATELIER XIII
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MONIKA PASCOE MIKYŠKOVÁ
At the current exhibition, Monika Pascoe Mikyšková presents the latest artworks from the Botany series. The author expands from the paper area into the space via plastic reliefs and tiny objects. Ceramic plastic arts of elementary shape in green, red and black colour symbolize universal natural processes - creation, growth and death.
Visual reflections on the cycle of life are complemented by concrete reliefs resembling fossils, that are an allusion to the field of geology.
The central artwork is a large-format drawing depicting the forest ambient without an intervention of human activity. The forest, left to itself, is organically evolving into all directions; necrotic organisms are becoming a nutrient matter for the growth of new plants and fungi. Life and death are intersecting in an endless process where the only constant is a change. This paradox can be a source of vertigo or consolation for a man. The historical theme of landscape-painting represents the suppressed horror from the chaos and an effort to conquer nature. On the other hand, Monika Pascoe Mikyšková respects the wildness of nature, that is not obliged to serve a human. Here, naturalness is celebrated as something valuable and these days threatened by the selfish human activity.
Katarzia is a Slovak music producer, singer, guitarist and in the first place a poet with a well-defined style and image. She lives in Prague, performs concerts regularly and constantly writes texts and music.
In 2013, she released her debut album Generácia Y (Generation Y), for which she received nominations for the Radio_Head Awards in the categories Newcomer of the year and World music / Folk. In 2016, the second album Agnostika (Agnosticism) followed, which she recorded with the top-class musicians and again, for which she received nominations within Radio_Head Awards. This project has had more than a hundred concerts played throughout Czechia and Slovakia. In February 2018, Katarzia won a prize in Radio_Head Awards in the category Single of the year for the theme song for the movie Piata loď – Kde sa slzy berú (The Fifth Ship – Where the tears go). She is a fresh holder of the Dosky Award for the best scenic music of the 2018 season in the performance Antigona Slovenského národného (Antigone of the Slovak National), for which she wrote contemporary texts and electronic music in collaboration with the producer Jonatán Pastirčák. She sings them live in every show. For her performance in the show, authorial texts and music, she is nominated for the Tatra banka Fundation Art Award in the category Young artist of the 2018.