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(ID)entity

Exhibition of small size figural objects of Iveta Tomanova and large size graphics - rotogravure printing of Dušan Pacúch.

Exhibition Title: (ID)entity
Exhibiting Authors: Dušan Pacúch, Iveta Tomanová
Venue: Jan Koniarek Gallerz in Trnava, Koppel villa, Zelený kríček 3, Trnava
Curator: Roman Popelár
Opening of the Exhibition: 06.12. 2018 (Thursday) 6.00 p.m. 
Exhibition Duration: December 6, 2018 (Thu) – February 3, 2019 (Sun) 

 

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After a long stay abroad /1994 – 2009/, the couple of artists presents at the thematic exhibition in Koppel villa, Jan Koniarek Gallery, which shows the work of artists of the final four years. They both reflect on actual social issues, as the alienation of individuals or selected social groups in relation to the outside world within advanced Europe. Reflection covers uniformity, technical developments and stereotypes offered by today reality. Play on words in the title refers to two levels in principle: the word IDENTITY, when within blurring the political, economic and socio-cultural boundaries, there is, in a sense, a loss of identity – the sculptor Iveta Tomanová (*1961, Trenčianske Teplice) addresses this issue in her figural works and in parallel it is an opinion of both authors as artistic entities (ID – Iveta, Dušan) in relation to the mentioned issues. The graphic artist and painter Dušan Pacúch (*1954, Martin) will introduce medium-sized and several large size rotogravure works, which he varies according to matrices (every print is an original printed in 1 piece). Bringing them together in the context of content he creates a storyline, micro stories. This art process is unique in the world of graphic techniques in Slovakia over the last decades. In 2016, he was nominated for the Celeste Prize in London for one in a series of graphics in the category painting and drawing with the subsequent exhibition of finalists in Bargehouse, London. The nomination is very valuable, as the panel was made up of the young and middle generation of directors and curators of important European exhibition institutions or independent curators with an outstanding international reputation.
Within international activities, Iveta Tomanová participated in associated exhibitions within visual art and architecture Biennale, Venice in 2015 and 2016. They present themselves only marginally in Slovakia (e.g. artists' association Biennale; in 2016 Iveta won with the variable series of paintings titled Self). Their last exhibition in Slovakia was in Bratislava in 1992.
At the end of 2018, the project, presenting visual release from difficult issues, comes to GJK; it is designed for the young or youngest generation.

Dušan Pacúch (1954, Martin)
Studies
1970 – 1974 Secondary school of art and industry in Bratislava, Prof. Rudolf Fila
1974 – 1980 Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Free graphics and book illustration atelier, Prof. Orest Dubay
1983 Italian Government scholarship, study stay
1987 – 1988 French Government scholarship, study stay

He dedicates himself to paintings and graphics (mezzotint, engraving, etching, drypoint technique).
He is the member of the Slovak Union of Visual Arts. He lives and works in Bratislava.

Awards
2016 Premio Marchionni finalist
2016 CELESTE PRIZE 2016 finalist, London
2017 Premio Marchionni finalist
2018 Slovak Union of Visual Arts prize, VII Biennale visual arts, Slovak Union of Visual Arts, Trenčín

Individual and collective exhibitions
Slovakia, Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Japan, USA, Czech Republic, Poland

Public collections (selection)
Credit Lyonais France, Allianz Deutschland, Deutsche Bank, Süd-West Bank Deutschland, Globtel France, VW Deutschland, Roche Switzerland, Astra Zeneca - Svédsko, SNG Bratislava, Tetra Pack Swiss, Luck oil company

Iveta Tomanová (1961, Trenčianske Teplice)
Studies
1976 - 1980 Secondary School of Art and Industry in Kremnica
1983 – 1988 Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, Stage Costumes Department, Prof. Ľudmila Purkyňová, Prof. Juraj Meliš

She is the member of the Slovak Union of Visual Arts. She lives and works in Bratislava.

Awards
2015 PREMIO ORA, 5. EDIZIONE, MAGAZZINI DELL´ARTE CONTEMPORANEA, Trapani, IT
2016 Slovak Union of Visual Arts prize, VI. Biennale visual arts, Slovak Union of Visual Arts, Martin

Individual and collective exhibitions
Slovakia, Germany, France, Greece, Czech Republic, Poland

Public collections (selection)
ING Nationale Nederlanden, Peugeot France, Credit Lyonais Paris, Orange-Globtel GSM Paris, Lyons club New Zeland, Roche Switzerland, Astra Zeneca, Euro RSCG, Nextra
  

Roman Popelár
 



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