The work from the cycle Visit Home (Enough and to Spare) belongs among a larger series of objects that was first presented during the exhibition of finalists of the Oskár Čepan Prize in 2010. The point of departure for the series are childhood recollections where the author examines and demystifies paying visits as a social phenomenon...
Article No. F-72
Author: Pavla Sceranková
Work Title: From the Cycle A Visit Home, Enough and to Spare
Year of Origin: 2010
Technique: combined technique
Material: combined technique
Dimensions: variable size
The work from the cycle Visit Home (Enough and to Spare) belongs among a larger series of objects that was first presented during the exhibition of finalists of the Oskár Čepan Prize in 2010. The point of departure for the series are childhood recollections where the author examines and demystifies paying visits as a social phenomenon. The object is created from the used piece of furniture – a wardrobe, where blankets are stored, and fishing rods. Their combination creates an unusual and paradoxical situation. This absurd combination is a funny game. The author works with banal objects, readymades, that are barren of their original function and these objects acquire new meaning. She works this way also with other objects of this new series such as, the table without a flat surface (Too much), shards of glass from a broken lamp attached to an antennae (Yes or No), or three centimetres wide cuts outlining the silhouette of an armchair (Almost).
Pavla Sceranková belongs among the remarkable figures of younger generation of the Slovak but also Czech art scene. Her works are characterised by neo conceptual and postmodernist tendencies of spacial art. She comes out of minimalist, kinetic and constructionist forms that she moves into new contexts. She works with media such as sculpture, object and installation. The significant element of her concepts is the interaction aimed at spectators’ perception. She often works with banal objects, she changes their original function, reflects on the issue of memory, personal mythology or the relation between a man and environment.
Pavla Sceranková was born on February 24, 1980 in Kosice. In 2006 she finished her studies in the field of Intermedia Art at the Academy of Visual Art in Prague where in 2011 she also finished her doctoral studies writing a dissertation thesis in the field of Visual Arts. She has been awarded several study stays awards, such as Kunstlerwege in Germany (2002), Erasmus Scholarship in Scotland (2004), DAAD scholarship in Berlin (2006), Pépinières européennes pour jeunes artistes in Canada (2009), Visegrad Artist Residency Program in Budapest(2010). She was awarded a number of prizes such as Jozefa Hlávka Prize (2002), AVU Rector Prize in Prague (2006), Cyprián Prize, Biennale of Young Slovak Art – Skúter (2007), Václava Chada Prize, 5th Salon of Young Artist – Zlín (2009) and the award for the Best Art Work of 2012 (2012). Since 2000 she has lived and worked in the Czech Republic.