19.12.2012

27.01.2013

Salón Nitrianskej galérie, Župné námestie 3, Nitra

Homage to lithography /Pocta litografii/

A world-renown painter, printer and illustrator and sculptor Vladimír Gažovič (born 1939) introduces his colourful lithographic prints and etchings to the Nitra audience...

 

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Author: Vladimír Gažovič

Curator: PhDr. Marta Hučková

Exhibition Opening: Dec 19, 2012 at 5.00 p.m.

Duration of the Exhibition: Dec 20, 2012 – January 27, 2013
Venue: Nitra Gallery Salon

 

A world-renown painter, printer and illustrator and sculptor Vladimír Gažovič (born 1939) introduces his colourful lithographic prints and etchings to the Nitra audience. The exhibition maps his work from the eighties of 20th C until the beginning of 21st C – until the year 2005. His works draw on the message of symbolism, fin-de-siècle art, expressionism, surrealism but also the latest art tendencies.

Master Gažovič finds inspiration for his colourful prints both in his creative imagination and literary works. We can mention Ovid’s Metamorphoses, which carry on a strong humanistic message.

There are also free graphic prints in the exhibitions which pay homage to his friends or art personalities such as Koloman Sokol, Josef Sudek, his professor Vincent Hložník and other artists. Here the author linked his artistic style and imagination to pay tribute to artistic creativity they represented.

His attention centres on humanity. He depicts people affected by the contemporary hectic time, who lose their moral and ethical values in a search for unjustified enrichment leading to hedonism at the cost of the others, as it is documented in his work “Greed”.

The artist also looks at the world with a degree of humour and irony, which through metaphors discloses unbound human passions.

His works are marked by surrealist and imaginative attributes and introduce the artist as a philosopher and a poet.

 

Vladimír Gažovič was born on November 9, 1939 in Bratislava. During 1961 – 1967 he studied at the Fine Arts Academy in Bratislava under the tutorship of Professor Vincent Hložník. In 1969 – 1970 he was awarded Herder’s Award of the Fine Arts Academy in Vienna and worked under the guidance of Professor Maximilian Melcher. After finishing the Academy he worked at the Fine Arts Academy in Bratislava until 1982 as a professor. He opened new perspectives for European and world art and developed the technique of colourful lithography printed from stone. He developed the technique of laying ink glazing, spraying and blacking out and new techniques to work with lithographic chalks.

Vladimír Gažovič’s artistic and technical virtuosity was awarded at the most important world lithographic exhibitions. His works can be found in the collections of most important museums, galleries and private collections. The author lives and creates in Bratislava.

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