Tracksuit and tie


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Alice Nikitinová
Tracksuit and tie

Lately I've been working with everyday objects that fascinate me personally. The meaning or function of these objects are not important to me. I paint them in their actual size and do not allow myself any other perspective or illusionary background. Everything that can be seen can be found on the surface of the canvas, nothing more. The composition of the picture is based on certain geometrical principles, almost abstractly. The representation of the easily recognizable objects brings them back down to earth. I'm interested in the tension between the normal things that are part of everyday life and the artwork, which is some kind of sublime object. "Serving" and "served" objects receive the same attention. In my exhibition in the Strabag Artlounge I would also like to show older works with treatises of everyday culture. Alice Nikitinová

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1979 geboren in Žatec, Cz
1994-1998 The secondary art school, Kiev, UA
1998-2004 Academy of Fine Arts, Prague, Prof. Sopko`s painting studio, Cz
2003 Scolarschip an Facultad de Bellas Artes, Cuenca, E
2005 Egon Schiele Art Centrum, residence, Èeský Krumlov, Cz
2007 Chantier public, residence, Lyon, F
2008-2009 Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, residence, Amsterdam, NL
Lebt und arbeitet in Prag, Cz

Exhibitions selection:

Tape it, OUI –Centre d´art contemporain, Grenoble, Ch
Stuff, BolteLang Gallery, Zurich, Ch 
Tracksuit Trousers and Wellingtons, City Gallery Prague, Cz

Rijksakademie OPEN, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, Nl
Prague Biennale 4, Cz
Ribba (30x40cm), Cabinet Gallery, Brno, Cz

Jedna-dvì, Gallery Jeleni, Prague, Cz
RijksakademieOPEN, Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten, Amsterdam, Nl
Resetting city, Gallery Prague, Municipal Library, Cz
Critics Award, Gallery of Art Critics, Prague, Cz

Práce, with Zhanna Kadyrova, Gallery Nod, Prague, Cz
Pracya, with Zhanna Kadyrova, Gallery Mystetskiy Arsenal, Kiev, UA
Šunkový náøez, with Ivars Gravlejs, Gallery 35m 2, Prague, Cz
Mobility, Regensburg, D
Normal, Chantier Public, Lyon, F
Basse def, Oui Centre of contemporary art, Grenoble. F
Une rentrée, Oui Centre of contemporary art, Grenoble, F

The conquest of cosmos, Café Ouky-Douky, Prague, Cz

Every bone broken, with Tomáš Vanìk, Gallery Daubner, Prague, Cz
Chaplin Resident Fighter, Futura Gallery, Prague, Cz
Acné, Rudolfinum, Prague, Cz
Not just one room but many, AVU Gallery, Prague, Cz
Sopko studio - absolvents and students, Èeské Budìjovice, Cz
It is bad, but more worst is..., AVU Gallery, Prague