Netherlands-Uzhgorod project in the Czech Republic (PHOTOS)
In September, an exhibition "At the Crossroad" of abstract art by Duttingham (Netherlands) artist Walter Smejtink-Mühlbacher and Uzhgorod artist Serhiy Biba opened in the city of Jaromerice nad Rokytnou (Czech Republic). The exhibition will run until October 30. 30 works (15 from each) were presented in a cozy Baroque building, which was provided by the municipal information center.
Serhiy Biba is a native of the village of Kushnytsia in Irshava district. He studied in Uzhgorod from the famous teacher Zoltan Bakoniy. He is member of the National Union of Artists (1995), the winner of the regional Y.Bokshay and A.Erdelyi Prize (2014). He lived and worked in Poland for a long time, but he is based in Uzhgorod. He mainly works in the genre of painting, graphics, avant-garde style, likes to experiment with form, colors. The compositions are dominated predominantly by geometric, multicolored planes and semi-abstract shapes. The author does not title his works, saying that it gives viewers opportunity to interpret what they see on their own.
Walter Smejtink-Mühlbacher is a native of Duttingham in Holland. He studied art history in Nijmegen, taught at the graphic lyceum in Utrecht for 7 years. In the 1990s, he organized an event within the partnership between the Dutch city of Utrecht and the Czech Brno. He settled in the Czech village of Pristpo, where he opened a private gallery in 2014. The artist's abstract art is based on a combination of partially recognizable details, geometric planes and muted colors...
Serhiy Biba told our magazine that he had met Walter at one of the plein airs in Moravia. The artists are members of the "Umělecká riječ slovenská" association. And so their friendship has envolved into a joint creative project.
The Czech press also wrote about the exhibition. In particular, the site “Literární noviny” (https://www.literarky.cz/).
1 April 2019 17:57