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To speak of Slovak culture and art is to note a tapestry of traditions, customs, folklore, and on the same breath mention its staging under different regimes, and the European context overarching it. Long steeped in an agrarian life while being subjects under the Austro-Hungarian Empire, and then after WWII, as comrades within a Soviet satellite state, Slovaks sought to preserve not only their language but also all those distinctive markings of their culture. On the other hand, the modern art of Slovakia draws influence from both Slovak motifs and European art trends. They chart the course of painting, sculpture, and illustration, and the works of new contemporary artists, such as Noémi Kolčáková Szakállová is. Visiting one of her exhibitions when in Bratislava, is a perfect incentive idea for your congress guests. Her artwork will make you remember the undeniable power of women. 

Mgr.art Noémi Kolčáková Szakállová, was born in 1976 in Bratislava. She graduated from the High School of Fine Arts in Bratislava, Department of Clothing design under the supervision of doc.Julia Sabova. She later taught and lectured on the grounds of this school. Through artwork, she has participated in various exhibitions from New York through Vienna, Prague, Budapest, Bratislava, Washington, Monaco to Beijing.

The painter’s work by Noémi Kolčáková Szakállová accompanies imaginary creatures and icons. Painted illustrations bring stylized shapes and structures. The author uses distinctive colors and lines in compositions that are very distinctive for her work and at first sight recognizable.

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The painter’s work by Noémi Kolčáková Szakállová accompanies imaginary creatures and icons. Painted illustrations bring stylized shapes and structures. The author uses distinctive colors and lines in compositions that are very distinctive for her work and at first sight recognizable.

In the microcosm of her inspiration, the author has a number of interesting and bizarre artists whose works and fates for her work have intensified and long-term influence: extravagant and distinctive Mexican – Frida Kahlo, the most famous broker and painter in one – Paul Gauguin, eclectic film directors – Stanley Kubrick and Federico Fellini, surrealist Italian fashion designer of the 20th Century – Elsa Schiaparelli, Japanese graphic artists and anonymous artists.

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A few words from the curator Jiřina Divácká:

Besides painting and drawing, illustration : art work and digital drawing, she found her way in the styling and fashion editorials fór lifestyle magazines and also in making of fashion accessories.

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The artwork of a young, postmodern, in the advertisement almost street – art artist who thanks to the above mentioned plus excellent orientation in the history, created a unique handwriting. Although she is a “lonely runner” at the fine art scene in Slovakia, we can say that her art is gaining positive feedback today in Slovakia and overseas as well (Vienna, Budapest, Prague, Pune, Beijing, Washington, New York, Monaco).

Her artworks are influenced by Italian surrealistic fashion guru of the 20th century Ella Schiaparelli, that the artist admires a lot. As for the colorfulness, the influence of the extravagant extolled and condemned at the same time the Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Paul Gauguin are present. But all these are just a subconscious mix that originated Noémi Kolčáková Szakállová.

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