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“Fragmented Female” by Dana Danica Ondrej

Curated by Karima Sherif

Spazio Faro hosts for the first time in Rome, Slovakian artist Dana Danica Ondrej, the creator of “Fragmented Female”. The solo exhibition is organised under the patronage of the Slovak Institute in Rome and the Italian Institute of Culture in Bratislava. After the vernissage on Thursday 11th July, the exhibition will remain open to the public until 31 July 2019 in via Perugia 24.

In a meeting between two worlds of different shades, Dana’s women move in a persuasive and solitary way. The female subject is prevalent, yet each character investigates and focuses on a different aspect of humanity, reflecting her relationship with contemporary reality. Her Slavic origins and Italian art training are reflected in her original mixed technique. The lines do not mark out as much as they hint at figures that blend into the environment in which they are immersed and from which they emerge at times. Elements taken from everyday life abound: lace and newspaper sheets enter the work with vivacity and frenzy. Women seem suspended in an elsewhere and only by approaching do we realise how alive they are, and at the same time fragmented.

“My artistic universe is primarily represented by women, interpreted through contemporary symbolism and poetics. I am influenced by the many contrasts that life in the city gives us. I am fascinated by the old chapped walls, as well as the chaos of the streets, advertising and street art. These are all aspects that I translate into my poetry through colours and collages, often helping me with newspaper clippings.”

Anet, 60x120sm, acrylic & oil on cotton canvas, 2019

Having graduated in graphic design at the Polygraphic Institute of Bratislava, Dana Danica Ondrej began working as an assistant director for Slovak television. In those years she continued to devote herself to the study of painting, participating in competitions and group exhibitions in Bratislava and Prague. From 2002 she moved to Italy to study at the Brera Academy of Fine Arts where she graduated in Painting and in 2010 obtained a diploma in Organisation and Communication for Contemporary Art. She exhibited in numerous collective and personal exhibitions in Milan before returning to her homeland, Slovakia, where she opened an atelier and devoted herself exclusively to her artistic career.

Vernissage: 11th July from 6:30pm till 10pm
Finissage: 31st July from 7pm till 9pm

Spazio Faro
Dana Danica Ondrej
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