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Ladislava Gažiová

First Name
Ladislava
Surname
Gažiová
Born
1981
Birth place
Spišská Nová Ves, Slovak Republic
Place of work
Prague
Keywords
painting
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About artist

Ladislava Gažiová, a Slovak native residing for many years in Prague, is an original artist, who brings together several milieus in her art – post-conceptual art, street art scenes and Romany ethnicity. Gažiová combines the technique of templates spray-painted on a picture with primer paint. The ornamentation used in early work comes from the formal language of graffiti. This trend is also apparent among Czech artists in the handwriting on the works of Jakub Hošek and Anežka Hošková, but for each of them it serves as a form with different intentions.

It's important for Gažiová to evoke in her pictures an atmosphere of feeling which is often connected to a real motif, e.g. an object, figure or setting. The emotions arising from the picture are easily transferable to the viewer, since the themes that the young artist touches on, are generally the transformation of human attitudes and experiences. She places figures in the suggestive setting of a room or natural scenery, without fully expressing this spatial delimitation. Suggestive objects symbolizing communication – a table, box, antenna or wires – appear in almost all her paintings. Great attention is always devoted to the visual reshaping of feeling coming from depicted motifs, i.e. the colour and shapes. Her technique closely communicated with the chosen content.

Ladislava Gažiová likes to expand from the canvas to the wall whereby she achieves a greater “domestication” of her exhibition in a given space and thus directly evokes for the viewer her immediate presence. Her paintings on the wall are not an autotelic gesture of revolt or criticism of a gallery within a gallery, but the means of evoking a certain emotion. A hanging canvas, a large area of a wall spray-painted or a painting on a piece of paper all have a different effect. The artist used the last of these for an exhibition at the Gallery of Critics organized in connection with her winning the Young Painting 2008 competition. Viewers received here flashlights with which they could illuminate the monumental installation. The fact that they were unable to view the painting as a whole only underscored the gloomy atmosphere that prevails in many of Gažiová's paintings. This artist actively continues in her work and advances her warm, and yet gloomy, artistic expression in unexplored directions.

 

Author of the annotation
Markéta Kubačáková

Published
2009

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Studies:
2003-2008 studies at the Academy of Applied Arts, Architecture and Design, Prague (Jiri David)
2002-2003 Academy of Fine Arts, Prague, atelier of Vladimír Skrepl
2000-2002 Technical Univesity of Kosice, department painting (professor Adam Szantpetéry)
1996-2000 School of Applied Art Kosice (ceramics, pocelain)

Awards
2007 The Sovereign European Art Prize, Londýn
2008 Cena Kritiky, Praha

Exhibitions

Solo exhibitions
2009
Laďa Gažiová / Workshop, Entrance, Praha
Keny Arkana, Galerie Dole, Ostrava
Laďa Gažiová, Prinz Prager Gallery, Praha

2008
Včera jsem vydesinfikoval celý nebe, Galerie Kritiků, Praha
Bež, než sa s teba stane jež, Galerie U Bíleho jednorožce, Klatovy
Na červenú stojíš krátko, stojíš celé roky, České centrum, Bukurešť (RO)

2007
Beth Ditto, Galerie Klamovka, Praha
I like pizza, Galerie Půda, Jihlava

2006
Temeraf, Galerie Eskort, Brno
Žijem v detskej izbe ako mrtvy pes, A.M.180 galerie, Praha

2005
Tralala, Entrance galerie, Karlín studios, Praha
Group exhibitions not included in ARTLIST.
2010
Kto je šťastnejší štvorec, alebo obdĺžnik, Galerie A.M.180, Praha
Pozitivní dezorientace, Oblastní galerie Vysočiny v Jihlavě, Jihlava
Pozitivní dezorientace, Wortnerův dům AJG, České Budějovice
Oko a srdce, Galerie Šternberk, Šternberk
Hráči, Wortnerův dům AJG, České Budějovice

2009
Hráči, Galerie moderního umění, Hradec Králové
Bienále mladého umenia, Galerie Jána Koniarka, Trnava (SK)
White Paper, Black Bride, PRAGUEBIENNALE 4, Karlín Hall, Praha
V. Zlínsky salon mladých, KGVU, Zlín
Spectator Novus, Galerie kritiků, Praha

2008
Už stovky let to nebolí, Galerie města Blanska, Blansko
Start Point, Galerie U Bíleho jednorožce, Klatovy
Art in box, Cargo, Budapešť (H)
Paradise Lost, Museum Kampa, Praha
Fetisch versus Evocation, Galerie HBK, Braunschweig (D)
Když jsem byl malej, hrál jsem si s holkama, Galerie U Bíleho jednorožce, Klatovy
Resetting, Galerie Městské knihovny v Praze

2007
Korneli, si to ty?, Galerie města Blansko, Blansko
Rovnosť príležitostí, Galerie C2C, Praha
Fragment.cz, Castello di Rivala, Turin (I)
Skuter II, Tatranská galéria, Poprad (SK)
PRAGUEBIENNALE 3, Karlin Hall, Praha
Bienále mladého slovenského umenia, Galerie Jána Konkařka, Trnava (SK)
Muchy sa nechcú spratať do kože, Galerie TU, Košice (SK)
The Sovereign European Art Price, Club Row, Londýn (GB)
Mobility, Haidplatz, Regensburg (D)

2006
Fuck the guild, Galerie Bastard, Bratislava (SK)
Ars Poetica, A4, Bratislava (SK)
Not just one room but many, Galerie AVU, Praha
Melancólia 2, Galerie Umprum, Praha
Melancólia, Galerie NOD, Praha
Subkultúra, Mystic skate up, Praha
Hot Stuff, Stanica, Žilina (SK)
Věčné stavy, Karlin Studios, Praha
Girls Café Prague, Londýn (GB)

2005
Stop násiliu na ženách, Stará tržnica, Bratislava (SK)
Že je to opravdu strašné, ale ješte horší, Galerie AVU, Praha
Criss/Cross, Zámek Skály, Bischofstein (Broumov)
There are no animals beyond this point (kurátorka), Galerie Malostranské besedy, Praha

2004
Istroart, Galeria Medium, Bratislava (SK)
East Slovak Art, A.M.180, Praha

2003
Ateliér Vladimíra Skrepla, Galeria TU, Košice(SK)

2002
Galéria Malej scény, Košice(SK)
Collections
Wannieck gallery, Brno (sbírka Richarda Adama)
Romské muzeum, Brno
Sbírka Zdeňka Marka

Monography

Monography

P. Vaňous, Resetting/ Jiné cesty k věcnosti/ Alternative Ways To Objektivity (katalog výstavy), GHMP - Městská knihovna, 21. 12. 2007 - 23. 3. 2008, nestr., Praha 2008

Articles

Ladislava Gažiová katalog Prague Biennale 3 str.189

Ladislava Gažiová profil časopis Art&antique 10/2006- Lenka Lindaurová

profil časopis UNI 1/2007 str.32-33, nazov - Příběhy z černé skřínky._Ondřej Váša

rozhovor časopis RESPEKT 35/2007 str.14-15_ Nikdo nevědel, co jsem zač-Karolína Ryvolová

 

 

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