donderdag 12 maart 2009

Svätopluk Mikyta

Svätopluk Mikyta has become well known in recent years for his idiosyncratic workings of original pages from old books produced in the traditional gravure printing process. As a general rule, Mikytas starting point is an anonymous master print or a photo gravure onto which he makes at times a discrete, almost unnoticeable mark, or at other times a fast paced intervention in order to create a geometric, compositional or content related reconfiguration. His drawings are beautiful and conceptual, as if made for a bisexual audience. First impressions draw you to the finesse of the drawings and their exceptional craftsmanship. On looking again, his idea becomes convincing, providing a wealth of possibilities for interpretation.
source: Emmanuel Walderdorff Galerie


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