Miran Blažek builds his work as recorded time of the constant quest for the meaning of the ordinary things we interact with in everyday life in order to build personal, emotional and mental caches of images. In his work there is a series of symbols which constitutes an open story where the words do not meet the needs of visual representation. His works function through traces which indicate that they derived from painting.
Born in 1983 in Osijek, Croatia, Miran Blažek graduated with a BA from the Academy of Fine Arts, Zagreb in 2006 and completed his postgraduate studies in 2012 at Fine Arts Academy, Ljubljana. Since 2011 he has served as an external assistant in drawing classes at the Art Academy in Osijek. His selected soho exhibitions include Monochrome, Waldinger Gallery, Osijek, Whirlpool, CEKAO Gallery, Zagreb and Whirlpool the lost paintings at Kazamat Gallery, Osijek. Selected group exhibitions include T-THTaward@MSU, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Zagheb; Tu smo 3 (We are here 3) at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Pula; Radoslav Putar Award, Finals at Galzenica Gallery, Velika Gorica; Osijek-Pecuch/Eszek-Pecs, Nador Gallery, Pecs; Meeting point, Arab; The Essl Art Award, Glyptotheque, Zagreb and FONA, Kortil Gallery Rijeka.
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Residents from Croatia
Dita Stepanova’s work is a diary with hidden stories behind. Reflections on a vision of the future that draw hazy lines between fiction and reality. Each piece creates an open space for another possible story. However, the overall concept and chosen topics reflect the present day: fashion, icons, emblems, magazines, obsessions, and missed communications.
Human relations, loneliness, oddities, dreams…like a distant echo from ancient mural paintings. Each creates hazy lines between fiction and reality. Always creating an open space for another possible story and dealing with the ‘moment.’ The moment is an extension of time; reality stretches from the past to the present in a never-ending emotion. It is something that nobody can describe with words; the moment without beginning and without end.
Residents from Czech Republic
Andrés Ramírez Gaviria
Informed by processes of translation and transference, and building on the forms, figures, and discourses of art, design, and technology, Andrés Ramírez Gaviria’s work addresses such disparate, even contradictory, notions as autonomy and communication. Through the interaction of forms and connections, Gaviria’s work emphasizes moments of discord and dialogue between the constantly changing perspective of historical references and an experiential notion of the contemporary.
Andrés Ramírez Gaviria (born 1975 Bogotá) lives and works in Vienna, Austria. His work has been exhibited in BA – CA Kunstforum, Vienna; Kunsthaus Graz; Kunsthaus Dresden; Caribbean Biennial, Santo Domingo; Galeria Vermelho, Sao Paulo; Arte Camara – ArtBo, Bogotá; the ARCO International Contemporary Art Fair, Madrid; La Casa Encendida, Madrid; Sonambiente, Berlin and Transmediale, Berlin.