Art In Touch

exhibition

February 18, 2013 - March 8, 2013,

The exhibition “Art in Touch” introduces paintings and sculptures by Slovak artists Maria Balazova, Juraj Cutek and Alexej Vojtasek.

Maria Balazova (Gazdikova) was born in 1984 in Povazska Bystrica, Slovakia. She studied glass design at the High School of Applied Arts for Glassmaking in Lednicke Rovne, in the department of glass forming, designing and painting under the guidance of prof. Jozef Kolembus. Her works, glass design and paintings, have been exhibited in solo and group shows, including the exhibition of illustrated photography “Moods” in Povazska Bystrica in 2003 or the exhibition of glass solitaire in Lednicke Rovne in 2002. Since 2011, she has been collaborating with the Salon Vazka Gallery in Bratislava.

Sculptor Juraj Cutek was born in 1957 in Zilina, Slovakia. He graduated with MFA from the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague where he studied under the guidance of prof. Malejovsky. He lives and works in Bratislava. Juraj creates sculptures from wood and found metal parts and objects, and monumental plastic art. His works have been exhibited in solo and group shows in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Italy and Israel.

Painter Alexej Vojtasek was born in 1952 in Roudnice nad Labem, the Czech Republic. He graduated with MFA from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava where he studied in the atelier of the acclaimed painter, printmaker and illustrator Albín Brunovsky. Alexej' drawings, prints, illustrations and paintings are his meditative interpretations of selected themes, connected to symbols of ancient cultures. Through his work, he deals with reality hidden under the surface, using his own iconography and a symbolic language of geometric signs. Alexej' works have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in France, Germany, the Czech Republic, Italy, Switzerland and other European countries. He lives and works in Bratislava.

The exhibition is curated by Peter Balaz and accompanied by a full-color catalog.

Venue:

BBLA Gallery, 3rd floor

viewing hours: Mon-Fri 10:30am - 5pm

Organized by: The Consulate General of the Slovak Republic in New York, The Permanent Mission of the Slovak Republic to the UN, The Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Washington,DC and Bohemian Benevolent & Literary Association