Lucia Horvátová’s artwork continually deals with modification, transformation and the hyperbolizing of the space, which fragments into individual segments, layers and abstract elements through medium of painting. Her attribution is a motive of a crystal as a personification of personal development.
In her paintings, fragments of crystal mass liquefy, regroup into various forms, and then crystallize and solidify again. They symbolize strain, dynamics, force, instability and endless process of explosion, expansion and implosion. In her paintings, she refers to micro as well as macro world, which have similar norms and a structure. These „worlds“ are constantly pulsing, oscillating, circulating, spinning, formatting and fading, respectively are changing their own nature and structure to another states and forms. They are liquid.
Lucia Horvátova’s paintings are somehow fictitious environments, which (as author says) is a personification of her insides and actual existence. These environments visualize her feelings and experiences in relationship to the outside world and its realities. It makes immersive parallel worlds to happen, which serve as personal reality escapes. In newer paintings environment is shown more abstract, softer, and sharp edges are giving the way to more organic curves.
The space is free from sharp lines and linear perspective. It’s made of various layers, shapes and values. Author uses current approaches in her paintings – sketches in the computer, uses the fundamentals of collage, fragmentation and deconstruction, typical for contemporary art called "post internet“, which indulges artificial environments, simulacrums and instability.
Lucia Horvátová (*1991, Zlaté Moravce, Slovakia) is a Masters degree student in the Fourth Studio head by Professor Ivan Csudai, M.F.A. at Academy od fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia. In 2010 – 2014 she was studying at Academy of Arts in Banska Bystrica, Slovakia, in the Drawing Studio headed by Associate professor Stefan Balazs, D.M.A. During the studies she has attended an Erasmus internship at Escola Superior de Disseny de Les Illes Balears, Palma de Mallorca in Spain, and later artist in resience program GLO – Art in Lanaken in Belgium. She had several group and solo exhibitions in Slovakia, and in central and west Europe. In 2015 Lucia was a finalist of Malba roka 2015 (Painting – VUB Foundation Award for Painting for Young Artists, Slovakia). She lives and works in Bratislava, Slovakia.
From 2016 student of master degree Academy of fine arts and design Bratislava, Slovakia, fourth studio, Professor Ivan Csudai, painting department.
2010 – 2014 Faculty of Fine Arts, Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica, studio of doc. Štefan Balázs, ArtD., akad.mal, Slovakia, painting department
2012 erazmus program, summer semester in Escola Superior de Disseny de Les Illes Balears, Palma de Mallorca, Spain
2015 Finalist ofPainting – VUB Foundation Award for Painting for Young Artists, Slovakia
2017 Paralelné územia, together with Marek Jarotta, Gallery Prokopka, Prague, Czech republic
2016 Vyvolávání točitých vět, Prague, Czech republic
2015 PARAreality, together with Marek Jarotta, gallery mini Art, Bratislava, Slovakia
2014 Gallery mini Art, Bratislava, Slovakia
2014 Subcultural identity, Urban spot, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
2012 Bez_názvu, Rozkrok pub, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
2016 DOT. 2016, Dot contemporary art gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
2016 Winter selection, Flat gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
2016 Decembrové dtop/y, Gallery Čin Čin, Bratislava, Slovakia
2016 Creative Debuts showcase XII, Black and white building, London
2015 BazART 2015, Magna gallery, Piešťany, Slovakia
2015 Decembrové stopy, Gallery Čin Čin, Bratislava, Slovakia
2015 Výstava umelcov z Cvernovky, Connect, Bratislava, Slovakia
2015 Vub malba, Nedbalka gallery, Bratislava, Slovakia
2015 DOM 2015, festival of contemporary art Bratislava, Slovakia
2014 Young art show 7, Dom umenia, Pieštany, Slovakia
2014 Podkreslené, Mestská galéria, Rimavská Sobota, Slovakia
2013 Figurama, Gallery FX, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
2012 Figurama, Gallery FX, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
Symposiums / residencies
2015 Agora, Vienna, Austria
2015 Agora, Sziget festival, Budapest, Hungary
2015 Artist in residency, Glo´art center, Lanaken, Belgium
2014 Agora, Sziget festival, Budapest, Hungary
2014 Agora, Vienna, Austria
2013 Agora, Vienna, Austria
2013 Figurama workshop, Academy of Arts, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
2012 Agora, Vienna, Austria
2012 Figurama workshop, Academy of Arts, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia
2011 Agora, Vienna, Austria
2010 Figurama workshop, Academy of Arts, Banská Bystrica, Slovakia