Artist statement

ZUZANA PETRÁKOVÁ (b. 1983) She works with painting, predominantly with oils. Working with canvas pushes her to dive into her psyche and connect to the outer world at once. Zuzana’s primary focus is investigating the expressive forms and nuances of an intimate relationship. Each work contains a multitude of intense moments, feelings, and experiences. Relationships, as well as solitude, are mirrors of the human soul. Searching for oneself and subsequently creating one’s identity are fascinating subjects for her.

Visually her works evolved from years of exploring abstract painting. Usually, she is working simultaneously on more paintings, layering paint on canvas and allowing work to gradually reveal itself. Conscious and slow work with a brush allows her to be present in a moment.

Previously working in different fields, creative work becomes her core focus and she has settled down in visual arts. She enjoys sharing her vision and wishes to continue her life journey as an artist.

Zuzana currently lives in Bratislava, Slovakia.

Autorka je absolventkou bakalárskeho štúdia učiteľstva výtvarnej výchovy na Univerzite Komenského v Bratislave a
momentálne pôsobí ako slobodný umelec vo výtvarnom a pohybovom umení. Posledné roky sa sústredí na vlastnú tvorbu,
snaží sa zviditeľniť na Slovensku a v zahraničí. Počas roku 2020 sa zúčastnila skupinových online výstav In Isolation Together
(Group exhibition, Artcore Gallery, Derby, UK) , Intimists 5 (Group exhibition, La Fenice Gallery, Hong Kong, China) a Early
Dawn 1/20 (Group exhibition, Dagaz Gallery, New South Wales, Australia). V tomto roku boli jej práce vybrané do Altiba9
Issue4 art magazine (Barcelona Spain | Algiers Algeria).
V predošlých rokoch mala sólo výstavy:
2018 Atlantis (individual exhibition, Sawtell Framing & Beachscapes Gallery, New South Wales, Australia)
2017 Four Suns (individual exhibition, FUGA, Bratislava, Slovakia)
2017 Minimal (individual exhibition, AvrahKedavra, Bratislava, Slovakia)

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