STRABAG Kunstforum is pleased to invite you and your friends to the solo exhibition T-RUST LANDSCAPES of the winner of a recognition prize of STRABAG Artaward International 2021, Natália Šimonová.
Artlounge im STRABAG Haus
Donau-City-Straße 9, 1220 Vienna
Please note the current Covid-19 regulations.
Head of Corporate Communications STRABAG SE
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Director Jan Koniarek Gallery, Trnava
Jury member STRABAG Artaward International
The solo exhibition of the young Slovak artist Natália Šimonová - recognition award winner of the STRABAG Artaward International 2021 - reflects trends in current contemporary painting. As she says herself, Šimonová immerses herself in “archaeological research into socialist playgrounds located in Slovakia, which is part of personal and social memory.“ Generous painted surfaces and "rusty" landscapes can also be perceived as a metaphor for a transformation of today's society – constant applying another coat of a new paint, although we are devoured by rust under the surface.
Her present paintings are based on Šimonová's interest in the urban landscape. They are, among others, frottages – prints of city fragments, such as sidewalks, manhole covers and walls. On her large-scale canvases, on the other hand, painted with pastel, oil and rust, there are climbing frames, carousel horses or slides. This creates a special dialogue of geometric structures and "organic" rust - an experimental process-like painting, a living organism of monochrome landscapes and violated "skin" of a painting. Natalia Šimonová's expanded concept of painting includes urban installations and landscapes entirely according to the slogan "IN ART WE T-RUST". – b.skid
Natália Šimonová on video
Duration of the exhibition: 18.02.–17.03.2022