The House of Arts, Jaroslav Král Gallery
Malinovského nám. 2, Brno
Open: Tue – Sun 10 am – 6 pm
Curator: Marika Svobodová
This site-specific installation by František Demeter, a Slovak artist from the middle generation, is an expansion of the medium of painting into space. The artist takes the existing space of the gallery as the point of departure for a spatial structure generating new relationships between painting and space and activating the viewer who enters the work. The liberation of painting from a frame on the wall, accentuation of the material nature of the medium and a focus on its technical aspects stimulate Demeter to permanently revise and deconstruct the medium of painting and to question its position in the contemporary world. In the year 2000 František Demeter (b. 1975) completed his studies in the studio of painting at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. In 2015 he was a finalist in the Oskar Čepán Award.