Contemporary Artist - Stone & Glass - 2D & 3D
I am a contemporary artist working primarily with natural stone (marble, limestone, sandstone, etc.) and smalti glass. A life time interest in art, especially marble and stone sculpture originating in the ancient era of the Mediterranean (Cycladic and Etruscan), the pre-Columbian Americas as well as the 20th century modernism is reflected in my 2D and 3D relief sculpture and mosaic work.
My practice revolves around the exploration of texture, shape and organic formation of the natural stone particularly in monochromatic figurative arrangements. The mosaic technique I use in my work allows me to create and experiment with a multitude of shapes and configurations in a contemporary manner through piecing together; addition of form, dimension, depth, pattern, light and shadow and, to a certain extent, colour. The “im-perfections” of the material I use often impels me to investigate their potentials for beauty and artistic narrative.
Originally from Slovakia (Bratislava), I have lived in Australia for more than 20 years and commenced practicing art in 2014 at my studio located west of Sydney in the Blue Mountains, NSW. Most of the sandstone used in my artworks is also sourced from this area. My work has been exhibited in Australia and collected both in Australia and Europe.