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's graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava at the department of sculpture and painting restoration.
In his work, his main and continuous theme is landscape. But it is not travel books he creates, though many of his photographs are tied to cultural contexts of the place portrayed.
For the author a symbolism, which in its unified approach delivers that magic of a moment photography can convey so well, is much more important. In the centre of interest is therefore an atmosphere which Minarovych does not build purposely, but right the opposite - he conveys real situation that would otherwise often pass by without anyone noticing. Frequently resigning on the figural aspect (or suppressing this aspect to a role of an extra) the author brings into his photographs tension, expectation of a conflict or some sort of remembering of events that happened at the scene or could have happened there. Minarovych is an author - observer. His works do not force a clear stand point or meaning, but give the spectator position of a passive witness, who on purpose or by coincidence forgot a fatal situation and now, thanks to one shot is trying to recall all. Odd, sometimes almost magical nostalgia in Minarovych's body of work is built not only on rigorous visual aspect, but mostly by the symbolism, which meanings are so layered that often push author's work to the border of conceptual photography.
Explore Minarovych's work here.