Peter Cvik's solo show at White & Weiss Contemporary Art Gallery in Bratislava.
Peter Cvik: FLOW
Curated by Zora Rusínová
12 May – 12 June 2020
White & Weiss Gallery, Bratislava
PEREX: After a brief forced break, White & Weiss Gallery presents a selection from the work of Peter Cvik (b. 1985), a striking contemporary painter of the younger generation, and finalist of several years in the Painting VÚB competition. In these works from the TOK [FLOW] series, unexhibited until now, he concentrates on landscapes, elaborating through them visual impressions from his travels. The exhibition runs until 12 June.
The exhibition’s title is not an accident. The individual pictures have in them a disposition of collecting time and space. Cvik is endeavouring to create new “synthesized” realities, evoking the seen (light, shadow, spatial depth) while also disrupting it with painting interventions and gestures. This makes for individual sceneries filled mostly with an anxious atmosphere of movement and rhythm, mutually permeating areas, and spontaneous brush-strokes, along with expressive and particularly diagonal trajectories that occasionally collide, intersect or permeate.
In these works from the TOK [FLOW] series, unexhibited until now, he concentrates on landscapes, elaborating through them visual impressions from his travels. Yet Cvik intentionally avoids the digital software and photography he originally used as aids to construct landscapes. Equally, he has abandoned material interventions into the space through nets, indulging only in colour and rejoicing purely in procedures of painting.
Peter Cvik graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in painting, at Studio 4 pf prof. Ivan Csudai (2006 – 2012). He has been a recurring finalist of the Painting – VÚB Foundation competition (2012, 2014, 2017, 2018 – 2nd place in 2019) and Strabag Artaward finalist (2011, Vienna). He participated several times at the Moscow International Biennale for Young Art (2014, 2015, 2016), but his work is known in other European countries as well. He lives and works in Bratislava.
The gallery’s program for 2019 was supported through public funds from the Slovak Arts Fund.
Photo: Adam Šakový and Juraj Fifik