SVÄTOPLUK MIKYTA SOCIETY, UTOPIA AND STILL OF LIFE
Mikyta’s works make reference to the political iconography of socialist mass movements and to the nationalist and religious symbols of Eastern Europe. By means of superimposed drawings and collage-like alienations he “doubles” their seductive aesthetic and exposes the political manipulation of images, the impact of which is still being felt today. Sometimes his interventions, with a pen and often with red paint, are scarcely perceptible, sometimes they are so refined that they give rise to something totally new in terms of both composition and theme. Mikyta usually produces cycles of works which are intended to be hung in groups and conjure up associations with history and personal stories due to their open-ended correlations.
Opening: 8 March 2012, 18:30 Strabag Artlounge, Donau-City-Strasse 9, Vienna
Salutation: Barbara Baum, Strabag Kunstforum About the work: Mira Keratová, curator, Bratislava
1973 born in Cadca, Sk 1992-95 VŠVU Academy of Fine Arts, Prof. V. Kolencik, Bratislava, Sk 1996 Stipendium Kunstlerwege, Staatl. Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Stuttgart, D 1999-00 VŠVU Academy of Fine Arts, ceramics, Prof. Vidrova-Langerova, Bratislava, Sk 2000-01 Assistent, VŠVU Academy of Fine Arts, Bratislava, Sk 2001-02 DAAD-Stipendium an der HDK, Berlin, D 2003-04 Assistent, Academy of Fine Arts, Banska Bystrica, Sk 2003- Assistent, VŠVU Academy of Fine Arts, Bratislava, Sk 2006 PROGR_artist in residence program, Bern, Ch 2008 Oskar Cepan Award, prize winner, Sk Tatransky Tiger Award, prize winner, SK 2009 Scholarship ISCP, New York, USA Lives and works in Prague, Cz, Ilija and Bratislava, Sk