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Margita Titlová Ylovsky: BIO

  • Where: Montmartre Gallery
  • When: September 10, 2013, 19:00 – October 6, 2013, 18:18

Margita Titlová Ylovsky (born 1957, Prague) is one of the most distinctive artists of the 1980s generation. Between 1977 and 1983, she studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in the studio of painting under Professor Oldřich Oplt. She had previously mainly focused on expressive painting and drawing which, thanks to her physical conception and temporality crossed over into action art. She later concentrated on objects and installations. Her basic means of expression is the recording of an immediate gesture in reaction to a current emotional state.

At Galerie Montmartre Margita Titlová Ylovsky is showing a series of works from last year entitled BIO MUERTE. The show consists of large format paintings whose composition is built on water-colour and pastel stains of colour. Fluorescent lights which have been installed are one element of the pictures; their reflection is transformed into a colour spectrum which, in the shades of the rainbow, spreads lyrically over the surface of the canvas. The central motif, to which the other colours relate, becomes paradoxically the capturing of something intangible – nothing but a coloured shadow.

The series takes as its subject light and biological processes in the landscape. On one hand, they are actually present, with vibrant fans of spaced beams of light. On the other, they refer to bleeding water-colour stains whose irregular shapes create an impression of organicness. They become mutually entangled and distorted, losing their original form, just like in nature, where the merging of two beings can result in their loss of identity and the birth of a new life.

As the artist says: “For me, creation is part of knowledge. And the situations that arise in the creation of a piece are a very special variety of knowledge. Before everything comes the thought, for which I search for a form. And until the last moment I don’t know if the chosen form is correct… it’s actually like in life.”

Marianna Placáková


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