Metamorphoses of Joy - Forms, Colours, Light
The circle, the square,
the point and the line - geometrical shapes as elements of order are composed
as primary traces of Gabriela Medvedova. Arranged in playful sequences and
structures, they are always subordinated to a system. Rationality would be
spread in the familiar cosmos, were it not for colours. Radiant, almost dazzling,
cheerful, they convey sensual colour tones and the spectrum of colours. The
artist's most recent works are again rendered in a fine perspective - the
golden, silver and copper coloured shapes and rhythms are reminiscent of Art
Nouveau. Like a game of dominoes, they follow a pattern that leads the viewer
from one motif to another, to the boundary between the conscious and the unconscious,
suspended between reason and emotion. Against the background of everyday reality
Medvedova constructs a projection surface of happiness, sensuality and harmony,
which appears to surround the viewer almost as sounds and spatial impression.
While in earlier stages of her work light and the transparency of materials
were of central importance, this acquired experience is increasingly transferred
to the medium of colour and to materials. Thus, the artist crosses anew the
boundaries between reality and our emotional world. She has also left behind
the geographical and linguistic boundaries. Born in 1965 in Slovakia, she
completed her studies of art in Bratislava, Karlsruhe and Vienna. Through
her picture, objects and installations, she comes to grips with transparency,
light, shapes, materials and colours, achieving transformation and polarity.
She lives and works in Vienna.