Ira Svobodová
Czech, born 1986
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Selected exhibitions
2017
Activated Space,
River
2016
Inner Matter,
River
2015
Papercut,
River

Ira Svobodová is inspired by the world of architecture. Her work features modernistic geometrical compositions in pure color tones. She employs a laborious technique applying special acrylic gels to glaze pure, unmixed colors. Blending spatial dimensions; Playing with possibzilities and impossibilities; Hidden anticipation only partially uncovered. These are common themes of Czech painter Ira Svobodová’s two new bodies of work, Noir and Papercut. In each series there is a shift in her painting from her earlier works. The new direction is balanced yet unsettling—implementing optical deceptions that teeter on the edge of abstract and recognizable, between two- and three-dimensional spaces.

Together these bodies of work reveal that it is sometimes better to stay in a realm of uncertainty, groping between what appears to be a reality, what seems physically touchable, yet where any attempt …

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