Painted poetry by Barbara Prešinská
Her paintings - drawings are like torn out and framed letters from her intimate diary of her emotional and mental experiences, stories, reflections, poems, fragments of the real world and the unreal world, perceptions, recorded feelings and from impressions to mystical touches.
Paintings of Barbara Prešinská carry the strong characters of a rich female world in which we men often move cumbersome and some context and associations to the fine structure of the woven textures can easily escape our superficial point of view.
By the same token, reading and connecting with Barbara's artistic expression is initially strong and saturated in abstract colour of induvidual images and its obvious and hidden effects. By composing next to each other or through contrast and analog she brings the most common complemantary colors together. There is ongoing dialogue between them and interacting forces but also contradiction and negation. From these colorful compositions flows to the viewer a whole range of moods, feelings and sensations, energies that are changing, alternating and absorbing one another even within a single picture. So joy complements passion, a sense of emptiness substituting fulfillment, strength becomes unstable, static and bounded is transformed into the flowing and ephemeral energy, fire combines with water, finite passes into infinite, the reality is lost in its pure abstract.
Together with by drawing and graphic interventions, signs and gestures inserted into color areas, which have the character of parables with the real world of nature - trees, leaves, flying birds, through the ornamental field lines expressing dance moves, flow, power, radiation – the author discreetly showed to us, or allowed us to touch the pulse of her feminine soul and mind. She allowed the insight into the meanders of the sensitive female beings, creative experiences, reflecting and recording the wonderful world of nature and its phenomena, the world of humans, the strength of their relationships and their mutual interaction and the world of consciousness and feeling.
Presented, Barbara‘s painted poetry of abstract stories and impressions speaks to us like music, it has a lot to do with it, to the sensitive person it acts with similar meanings, symbols.
2012 - 2014 NABA, MA degree in Visual Art and Curatorial Studies, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milan, Italy
2009 -2012 Commenius University in Bratislava, Sociology
BA degree in Sociology, Constantine the Philosopher University, Nitra, Slovakia
Exhibitions & Workshops
VÝTVARNÉ PARALELY XV., Gallery Silencium, Bratislava
BIENNALE INTERNAZIONALE D’ARTE CONTEMPORANEA SERGIO GRAZIOSI 2016, Florence, IT
AVE ARTEM, Galerie Dolní Brána, a travelling exhibition, Prachatice, CZ
Participation in the X. International Art Festival 'PREMIO INTERNAZIONALE D’ARTE Perla dell‘Adriatico, Grottammare, Italy. The International Art award in the category PREMIO SPECIALE DELLA CRITICA/ ART CRITICS AWARDS SPECIAL PRIZE. The Special Prize awarded by the International professional jury.
IN THE SHAPELESS FLAME, Slovenská Filharmónia (Reduta), Bratislava
Participation in the XVII. International Art Festival 'Premio Citta 'di Porto Sant'Elpidio', Italy. The International Art award in the category PREMIO SPECIALE DELLA CRITICA/ ART CRITICS AWARDS SPECIAL PRIZE. The Special Prize awarded by the International professional jury.
2015 - 2016
The Project – Golden key – The workshop aimed at developing children’s creativity as a creative way of discovering of internal source.
SALVE PRACHATICE, International Art Workshop, a travelling exhibition, Prachatice, CZ
ART IS ALWAYS YOUNG, DNM Gallery, Prague
The current exhibition at the Slovak Philharmonic (Reduta), Bratislava
Participation in the XVI. International Art Festival 'Premio Citta 'di Porto Sant'Elpidio', 'Italy. The International Art award in the category PREMIO SPECIALE DELLA GIURIA' - GIOVANNI EMERGENTI'. Special Prize awarded by the International professional jury.
Member of the artistic association Artem
2014 - 2015
Teaching the art lessons for children aged 4-16 years both individual and in groups. Teaching the art lessons in schools of creativity in the studio in the countryside near Bratislava.
NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano, Documenta (13), Kassel, DE. Participant to exhibition for contemporary art Documenta(13) with several
Projects, artist assistant. Main activities and responsabilities: ́AND AND AND ́, an experimental public Program of artist-run meetings currated by Rene Gabri and Ayreen Anastas. Performative project “The Moral Exhibition House” by Chiara Fumai.
KREÁCIA, Non-governemantal Organisation, Most pri Bratislave. Artwork, Co-Creation of the Project. Main activities and responsabilities: Co-creator of the Project and exhibition of artwork associated with the project accompanied by trainings focused on personality development which provided inspiration for the author Danica Prešinská. Cassia, Danica has been dealing with the subject of personality development since 1990 when she founded and managed several organizations with that focus.
Member of the artistic association DUK. The Art Workshop and Plein Air in Detva, Slovakia
Organizing of Several Art Camps. Teaching painting and drawing ( children 4 years and older)
Fine art painters Blaire and Laurie Pessemiers, Paris, the Art Workshop
February - april 2008
KREÁCIA, Non-governmental Organisation, Most pri Bratislave. Artwork, illustrations for the book. Main activities and responsabilities: Making illustrations for the book ,,Interior key’’ (Danica Prešinská).
2008 - 2011
Non-governmental organisation ,Úsmev ako dar, Bratislava, the Volunteer. Main activities and responsabilities: Voluntary work for non-governmental organisation based mainly on artwork with children. Organising free time activities (painting, dancing, sports, theater, cinema) for children in need and summer camps for children from Crises centers and Foster homes.