Beseder Gallery

Event date: 14.6.2022 -19:00

Tuesday 14.6.2022 - at 19:00

Artist talk of the art exhibition "Life of Elements" of Ivana Bachová with poetry reading by Anežka Mann.
The luthier Přemysl Vacek will perform as a special guest.

During the evening, also the catalog launch will take place.

The artist talk will be dedicated to the element of WATER.
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Anežka Mann (* 1999)
It has always drawn her to the mountains and rivers, her favorite color is early in the morning and she really likes the smell of old houses and rain. She likes - but not very often does - to travel by train. She studies English literature, English language and linguistics in an industrial metropolis off the west coast of Scotland. Sometimes she says she's small but her grandmother says she's tall enough for a girl. In addition to writing she also dances, preferably outside on warm summer evenings and translates fiction and poetry. So far, she has published sporadically, in the literary periodicals Tvar and Host and on the website Nedělní chvilka poezie.

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About the artist and art exhibiton:

IVANA BACHOVÁ *14. 5. 1995 Havlíčkův Brod, lives and creates in Záhornice
Bachová examines the relationship between the natural environment and life as it is. Ordinary and fully experienced life. Water has become a significant source of interest and inspiration for her. Water with its ability to influence the character of the landscape and also as an essential element associated with life. With movement. Because where there is movement, there is also life. Her paintings of this element - often in blue and brown tones - further emphasize the connection between water-flow and land-landscape.
In addition to precise realistic image processing, the author could also be characterized by the great interest in nature and the processes that take place in it, its mysteries. As outwardly, such as the changing of the seasons or the effect of light and its reflections on the displayed whole or the effect of light in different places - in forests, on rivers and ponds, the specific chromaticity at the sea or in the mountains. She is also interested in the inner processes that manifest on water and other depicted phenomena. Creating fogs and hazes or, for example, flowing water around various obstacles in a specific environment. From such experiences the author gains valuable knowledge about the world and its laws.
In addition to the retentive theme of water and several paintings with a broader forest theme, new and never before exhibited paintings of another element - fire – are presented. Fire as opposed to water, as a symbol of new beginnings and initiation. As a symbol of inspiration, permeation and active will in contrast to the gentle and enduring power of water.
Overall, the exhibition is a showcase of her latest and older work as well.
Ivana Beranová, curator
7.5.2022

Anežka Mann
Přemysl Vacek