The artist builds her artwork on printmaking and combines it with poetry and painting. Her main techniques are drypoint, etching, reservage and aquatint. This independent exhibition at Bežigrad Gallery 1 features a series of prints from the cycle she has created in recent years. Her memories of her childhood and home environment are etched into her works.
The prints are full of fragments she recalled from her past and imprinted on paper. They resemble snippets of water and shapes from nature. Organic shapes are soft, fluid and undulating. But despite the prints’ softness, every once in a while a gaping emptiness on the paper reminds us of the passing character of everything.
Barely discernible motifs reveal just enough to hint at something concrete. Graphic prints tell a story not told by the artist. In a subtle way she leads us through dark, grey and blueish landscapes reflecting her memories. The past is traced within the emptiness of a particular segment of the paper.
Eva Šuster was born in 1992 in Celje. In 2016 she received her BA in painting at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana and she is about to complete her master’s degree in printmaking. She lives in Ljubljana and Šempeter, Savinjska dolina.
Production: Bežigrajska galerija 1 / MGML
Exhibition curator: Miloš Bašin
Artist: Eva Šuster
Design: Miloš Bašin
Photodocumentation: Marko Tušek
Realisation of the exhibition: Technical Service MGML, Miloš Bašin
The exhibition was made by: City of Ljubljana
Sunday, Monday, holidays: Closed