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Adam Šakový (1987) graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava in 2013. He studied in the studio of Klaudia Kosziba, which focuses on painting and its extensions, possibilities, and functions. Reflecting these tendencies, Šakový primarily experimented with depiction, reflection, and perception by the viewers during his studies. Subject matters including play with the viewer's attention, interchange of forms, creating illusions, doubts, and simulations, or bringing up the imperfection of human senses were and partially still are characteristic for his work. During this phase, the core of Šakový's painting portfolio mostly consisted of portraits based on images from his private photographic archive. He approached the works with respect to their visual flaws and defects, making the intimate images filled with flashbacks and memories of the past all the more authentic. Photorealism and hyperrealism have turned into distinctive formal as well as ideological basis of his work. However, with the significant series of sheep portraits entitled Spasené (Redeemed, 2012), the author has fully developed his neo-conceptual thinking within the contemporary painting.

TOMAS UMRIAN CONTEMPORARY gallery is a Bratislava - based gallery dealing exclusively in critically acclaimed, important works of contemporary art produced by very young, emerging and high-caliber central and Eastern European artists. Since opening its doors in 2010, it has been home to innovative, singular and pioneering exhibitions across a variety of media and genres, tracing the latest trends in contemporary curating. Currently, TOMAS UMRIAN CONTEMPORARY gallery represents 16 multi generation artists, and hosting 4-5 gallery based exhibitions a year. From 2014 has been successfully engaging in the art fairs world (Frieze Masters, Frieze London, Frieze New York, Artissima, Miart Milano, Art Paris...etc.) systematically presenting solo and group shows of EEU artists.



Archive pigment print

Fine Art archive cotton paper, 350g

Paper 50 x 40 cm

Limited Edition Signed 40 pcs

without frame

Price: 150 Eur


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