Natalia Simonova Globen 2021 Rost und Pastell auf Leinwand 200 x 180 cm Foto Natalia Simonova

Natália Šimonová

Vernissage: 17/02/2022 Duration: 18/02/2022 - 18/03/2022

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.

THURSDAY, 17.02.2022
Artlounge im STRABAG Haus
Donau-City-Straße 9, 1220 Vienna

Please note the current Covid-19 regulations.

6.30 p.m.
Diana Neumüller-Klein
Corporate Communications STRABAG SE

Vladimír Beskid
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, "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 other things, 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

Duration of the exhibition: 18.02.–18.03.2022