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PUBLICATIONS

Zajačikova cesta

Zajačikova cesta

Text: Katarína Macurová
Graphic design: Tomáš Vicen
Illustrations: Katarína Macurová
Publisher: T-Gallery
Printed by: Devin printing house
Year of publishing: 2012
Dimensions: 21 x 16 cm
Price: 3.90 €

T-Gallery is happy to introduce its first book project!


"Bunny's Journey" is a classic picture book, which tells a story of a bunny's journey uncovering the meaning of forms and colors. This publication is unique in its use of low-polygon illustration and is one of the first to show the book and art application of this software. "Bunny's Journey" is an independent project conceived, written and illustrated by Katarína Macurová and published by T-Gallery. 

"Bunny's Journey" was chosen by the international jury (http://www.commarts.com/), which recognizes the best illustration and book projects from all over the world, to be published in the Communication Arts Annual 54.

"Bunny's Journey" was also selected for the international illustration exhibition Biennial of Illustrations Bratislava 2013.

Koloman Sokol v Mexiku

Koloman Sokol v Mexiku

Text: Katarína Macurová
Graphic design: Tomáš Vicen
Photography: Katarína Macurová
Publisher: Slovart
Year of publishing: 2011
Dimensions: 17 x 24 cm
Price: 10.00 €

Publication available only in Slovak language.

Drawing: 11 propositions

Drawing: 11 propositions

Text: Kristína Hečková
Translation: Katarína Kopajová
Graphic design: Kristína Hečková
Publisher: T-Gallery
Printed by: Devin printing house
Year of publishing: 2012
Dimensions: 14,8 x 21 cm
Price: 2.00 €

Exhibition catalogue: Drawing: 11 propositions. 

T-Gallery presents the creations of eleven young Slovak artists, for whom the medium of drawing is an intrinsic and inseparable element of their work: Erik Binder, Dávid Demjanovič & Jarmila Mitríková, Kristína Hečková, Dita Kaplanová, Daniela Krajčová, Katarína Morháčová, Daniela Olejníková, Katarína Poliačiková, Oľga Paštéková, Martin Ševčovič, Pavol Truben.

Each one of the participants was approached with a quest of creating their own proposition – to present their own, original intention within the field. The exhibition Drawing: 11 propositions is a combination of 11 unique outlooks, 11 microcosms, projects, which emphasize new horizons of contemporary drawing.

Uroboros: Pavol Truben

Uroboros: Pavol Truben

Text: Katarína Macurová
Translation: Katarína Kopajová
Graphic design: Pavol Truben
Publisher: T-Gallery
Printed by: Devin printing house
Year of publishing: 2012
Dimensions: 21 x 21 cm
Price: 2.00 €

Exhibition catalogue: Uroboros: Pavol Truben. 

Pavol Truben is among those unique, conceptually focused artists who make use of traditional as well as digital graphic art techniques.

As one of the most talented students at the Fine Art School of Art and Design in Bratislava, Pavol is the winner of two major awards from the year 2011: Award of the Budapest gallery and auction house Arte from the 25th Triennial of contemporary graphic art in Miškolc and the Art critic award from the 18th Triennial of Slovak contemporary graphic art in Banská Bystrica. The exhibition „Uroboros“ is the first solo exhibition of the works of Pavol Truben in Slovakia, at which his newest series of prints, named Antropometria, will be displayed.

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The older works of Pavol Truben are introspective and inspired by the author’s reminiscences and adventures. The series “Limity tela” reflects a period when Pavol found himself in a physically and mentally challenging situation and while overcoming the hardship connected with these times he stumbled upon limitations imposed by his own body. Through the body as an object, the author reflects the themes of sex and sexuality, temptation and pleasure.

Gradually, Pavol abandons subjective themes and focuses on global conflicts instead; from political to religious and racial problems. The series “Uroboros” uses the metaphor of an insect, devouring itself, in order to capture the never-ending cycle of life, the coming of the full circle of eternal origin and demise. The metaphor is applied to third world countries, whose inhabitants find themselves daily balancing on the fragile borderline between life and death.

In his following works Pavol utilizes the strategy of layering, intersecting and mystification of information. The pieces become more sophisticated and challenging for his audience. For example, the cycle “Neviditeľné úmrtia” (invisible deaths), in which he overlaps fiction and fact, reacting to armed conflicts of the year 2009. The author plays with the (in)sensitivity of people and the measure of their „attentiveness“ in a world where they are constantly supplied with massive quantities of information from the media.

Pavol Truben creates his own interpretative cartography in his work, where contour lines navigate us towards the exploration of the individual sediments of its content. This applies equally in his work “Malý slovník cudzích slov” (small dictionary of foreign words).The author offers an interpretation of concepts from journalism here, such as xenophobia, usurpation, persecution etc. The first layer of the piece offers us a description of the term complemented by a medieval style illustration. As the illustration is overlaid by milky glass, the author seems to be, again, testing the degree of human attention and our willingness to plow through to information. The second layer works only in complete darkness, when a text appears under a UV lamp, capturing the same expression in the context of current events.

The author addresses racial and ethnic problems in his newest cycle Antropometria. Here, he explores the creation of artificial ethnic barriers during the colonization process, which signifies hatred along class, race and ethnic lines. Pavol thus uncovers the facets of this hatred in a post-colonial, hybrid world, in which barriers are blurred and smudged similarly to the portraits represented in this cycle.

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