PopUp Painting’s artist of the week is PopUp Painting team member Barbora Brezakova.
Barbora was born in Slovakia and is a graduate of Camberwell College of the Arts, UAL.
Brezakova practice centres around painting and drawing. One of artists main concerns is the intensity of life experience and the investigation of its nature through the artistic process. Brezakova comments: ‘My drawings are the battlefields of the organic and geometric, intuitive and analytical, the life arenas of sufferings and joys. The artistic process comes as a process of gaining a balance.’
The artist works on a small intimate scale, but more recently her works are large and bold, something Brezakova says ‘unfolds the issue of transparency of the human condition. The internal life is at the heart of my work as the concern with vulnerability or fragility.’
The artist goes on to say ‘I investigate the character and levels of understanding of the abstract language. It indicates more primary level of communication – in my case searching for a new visual narratives but also axiomatic stability. Also the essential element is mark which sometimes operates as the existential “here I am” and reflects the levels of life enthusiasm.’