Miro Minarovych | IT HAPPENED
Opening 24 September 2014 at 7pm
(by intivation only)
Exihibition dates: 25.09 - 30.11. 2014
contact Jozef Pavleye + 420 731 151 121
3rd floor Frantiska Krizka 1
Prague 7 (map)
Miro Minarovych (*1971) is a Slovak photographer based in Prague, Czech Republic. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava in the Department of Sculpture and Painting Restoration.
Throughout his work, the setting stage for his symbolism and focus is a simple landscape, and its ties to its cultural contexts. However, what takes center stage for Minarovych as an author is the magnified symbolism, which in its unified approach delivers that magic of a moment photography can convey so well.
Minarovych believes that the best medium of conveying his messages is not the purposefully constructed, but the exact opposite - real situations that one would otherwise pass by without noticing. Frequently suppressing this overt aspect to a secondary role, Minarovych brings into his photographs tension, expectation of a conflict, and the remembrance of key events that happened at the scene. Minarovych is an author - observer who adeptly navigates the boundaries between memories and reality, participant and spectator, and past and present. His works do not force a clear stand point or meaning, but give off the narrative that one has overlooked a fatal situation, either on purpose or by coincidence, and now is trying to recall all. By building on the rigorous and layered visual cues we maintain to build our senses of familiar and strange, Minarovych's body of work skillfully reveals the workings of nostalgia, pushing the author's work to borderline conceptual photography.
Explore Minarovych's work here.