opening: June 14, 2018 / 6 p.m.
duration: June 15, 2018 — October 4, 2018
East Slovak Gallery, Hlavná 27
curator: Jiří Ptáček
The exhibition Opaque Dimension represents one of the first attempts of confronting the works of two young Czech visual artists, the painter Argišt Alaverdyan and the intermedia artist Jozef Mrva Jr. Both artists introduce their most current works, which were partially inspired by this collaborative project. Alaverdyan exhibits a series of new paintings and Jozef Mrva introduces new editing versions of his 3D animations, as well as a pair of prints on textile which were created as a response to the exhibition space and to the impulses coming from Alaverdyan’s paintings.
Argišť Alaverdyan was born in 1991 in Armenia. Since 1993 he has lived in the Czech Republic. In 2017 he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Prague and he was nominated for the university students’ EXIT Prize. In 2017 he also became one of the finalists of the Prize for Young Painting 2018. He has held solo exhibitions in numerous Prague galleries, for example in Nina Hedwic Gallery (2014), Vyšehrad Gallery or Jedna Dva Tři Gallery (2016). In 2018 he introduced his work in a solo exhibition in Měsíc ve dne Gallery in České Budějovice, in Petr Novotný Gallery in Prague and also as a part of the glass case project Oripeau in Nantes in France. Argišť Alaverdyan is a member of the group running the IDEAL Cultural Space in Prague. He lives in Prague.
Jozef Mrva ml., born in 1988, is an intermedia artist and curator working in the field of digital media and 3D animation, where he focuses on the analysis of space as a mathematical constant. He graduated from the Studio of Intermedia of the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Technology in Brno, where he currently works as a doctoral candidate and a curator of the 209 Gallery. Last year he became one of the finalists of the competition named Jiné vize (Other Visions) which was part of the Festival of Film Animation (PAF) in Olomouc. He introduced his work in the solo exhibitions in Berlinskej model Gallery in Prague (2017), in Jedna Dva Tři Gallery (2017), and with Jakub Tajovský in the Youth Gallery in Brno (2016). In 2016 he took part in the collective exhibition (Re)construction of the Presence: Part 2 in the Boccanera T Gallery in Milan and he also participated in the first exhibition named Loss of Time from the exhibition cycle Conditions of Impossibilities curated by Václav Magid. He lives in Prague.