For Art-o-rama, Photoport Gallery (SK) prensents a solo presentation of Miroslav Pelák.
Miroslav Pelák was born in Bardejov, Slovakia in 1992. He lives and works in Bardejov. Miroslav Pelák work is characterized by a heroic, tense, often even superhuman or titanic nature. Hard-to-digest images fill the space with elements of magnificence, obscurity, fascination, brutality, rigidity, fetish, and inevitably induce cognitive shocks. There is nothing left but to stare at the “heroes” occupying the canvases, who were frozen by the hand of the artist in a certain tiny moment, in their own and situational dynamics. Too “concentrated” interaction with the exhibited exhibits is achieved with direct, aggressive colors and aggressive brushstrokes expanding to monumental dimensions.
The painterly and aesthetic form has several roots drawing expressive power from the world of popart advertising and comic action scenes. This aesthetic is parodically destroyed by deliberate clumsiness, disproportionate approvals and convulsive rawness, so that the whole thing sounds dilettantish, naive, even popular. Similar to “bad art” (so-called bad painting), the author of the exhibition reaches for means of expression using irony, trash, kitsch and clumsiness. The form is often postmodern hybrid, unbound, and harmony is constantly disrupted.