Barbara Prešinská was born on the 30th of october 1986 in Bratislava. In the years 2007 – 2012 studied sociology at the University of Constantine Philosopher in Nitra and Comenius University in Bratislava and took part in various activities in the sphere of artistic education of children and young people. 2012 – 2014 she studied painting in Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti in Milan. As a student she participated in several conceptual projects that NABA presented within the frame of Documenta Kassel 2012. She lives in Most pri Bratislave and dedicates to painting, illustration and literary creation. She took part in several exhibitions and workshops in Slovakia, Austria, Italy and France. In the year 2016 she obtained an Award of criticism in an International festival Perla dell’Adriatico in Grottamare and in Premio Citta’ di Porto Sant’Elpidio in Italy where she got also an Award of jury for a young artist.

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.
Alex Tahy, Art curator

INDIVIDUAL EXHIBITIONS

 

 

2020

BARBARA PREŠINSKÁ, SLAVICA, Slovak Institute in Rome, Rome, IT

2019  
BARBARA PREŠINSKÁ, SLAVICA, Slovak Institute in Prague, Prague, CZ

2019  
BARBARA PREŠINSKÁ, JOY OF ART, Bellart gallery, Vienna, AT

2019  
BARBARA PREŠINSKÁ, JOY OF ART, Savoy gallery, Bratislava, SK

2018  
BARBARA PREŠINSKÁ, MIRRORING, Jelmoni studio gallery, Piacenza, IT

2017  
BARBARA PREŠINSKÁ, SIEBEN / SEVEN, Slovak Institute in Vienna, Vienna, A

2017 
BARBARA PREŠINSKÁ, SEVEN, Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, SK

2016  
BARBARA PREŠINSKÁ, IN THE SHAPELESS FLAME, Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, SK

2015  
BARBARA PREŠINSKÁ AND PETER HARGAŠ, ART IS ALWAYS YOUNG, Gallery DNM, Prague, CZ

 

 

 


COLLECTIVE EXHIBITIONS

2019    
STRETNUTIE 2019, Hommage á Vincent Hložník, Gallery of the Slovak Radio, Bratislava, SK    
                  

2018   
ART IS NOW 2, Oratorio della Passione, Basilic Sant ́Ambrogio, Milan, IT

2018
STRETNUTIE 2018, The Collective exhibition of the Slovak Association of Visual Artists, Gallery of the Slovak Radio Building, Bratislava, SK

2018
COLORFUL MELODIES, Dvořák Hager & Partners, Bratislava, SK

2017   
STRETNUTIE 2017, The Collective exhibition of the Slovak Association of Viausal Artists, Gallery of the Slovak Radio Building, Bratislava, SK

2017
COLORFUL MELODIES, The National institute of the lifelong learning, Bratislava, IT

2016  
ART PARALLELS XV., GalLERY Silencium, Paneuropean University, Bratislava, SK

2016 
BIENNALE INTERNAZIONALE D’ARTE CONTEMPORANEA SERGIO GRAZIOSI 2016, On Art Gallery, Florence, IT

2016 
AVE ARTEM, Gallery Dolní brána, Prachatice, CZ

2016 
PERLA DELL ́ADRIATICO, Museo Mice, Grottammare, IT

2016 
PREMIO CITTA’ DI PORTO SANT’ELPIDIO, Villa Baruchello, Porto Sant ́Elpidio. IT

2015  
SALVE PRACHATICE, Cultural center O.H.Hájeka, Prachatice, CZ

2015 
PREMIO CITTA’ DI PORTO SANT’ELPIDIO, Villa Baruchello, Porto Sant ́Elpidio, IT

2015 
SALVE PRACHATICE, Czech center, Prague, CZ

2015 
SALVE PRACHATICE, Impruneta, IT

 

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