about

 

 

portretklein.jpg

l.sebestikova@gmail.com

 

As an artist I constantly question familiar elements, for example, a house or a wall. When I encounter everyday items, I have this urge to rediscover both their tangible and intangible characteristics.

Familiar objects evoke reflexive and unconscious thoughts in any observer – it's what makes them familiar. To get to the core of these objects, I separate them from their function and deconstruct them to the point where this process is interrupted. The deconstruction results in visions that I approach in different ways, ranging from instinctive to artificial. Along the way, I create a new logic, which I then use to reconstruct the object to something that evokes both familiar and new thoughts.

I trust in the imagination of the observer. When looking at one of my works, one is confronted with a subtle manipulation of the archetype of an object. The object feels familiar, yet suggests a distorted version of reality. The simplicity I strive for walks the line between association and alienation.

 

 

EDUCATION

2008 - 2012 AKI, (ArtEZ) Academy for Art and Design, Enschede/the Netherlands

2004 - 2008 SUPŠ, Secondary school for Arts and Crafts, Prague/Czech Republic

 

AWARDS

2013 - Publicprize, Twentsche Courant Tubantia (Aanzet!)

2013 - Saxion Prize, Art Commission (Aanzet!)

 

GRANTS

2016 - 2017 Mondriaan fonds, Jong talent

2017 Stroom Den Haag, Pro Invest

 

RESIDENCIES

2013 - Residency at R10 in Zwolle,the Netherlands

 

INTERVIEW

"ArticulAction Art Review" Special edition, ARTica Art Team, UK

To read click here (from page 24)

 

PUBLICATIONS

February 2016 Catalogus "Miniature" i.s.m. MICK kunstenaarsinitiatief

April 2016 "ArticulAction Art Review" Special edition, ArticulAction / UK

28.6.2015 "Platform Platvorm", Bas van Wieringen en Anna Zwartjes, kwartaal magazine

27.3.2015 "Diepenheim laat de kunst overal bloeien", Claudia Kammer, NRC Handelsblad

27.3.2015 "Krachtige combinaties van zeer verschillende aard", Jet van der Sluis, De Roskam

13.6.2013 "Kunstenaars van morgen", Herman Havekate, Tubantia

19.&20.5.2013 "Kunsten Landschap 2013", catalogus (NL)

21.12.2012 "Onbepaalbaar territorium in Vrijhof", Dora Brandt, de Roskam

Nr 7/8 2012 "Uitgelicht: sportieve kunst", Kunstbeeld

3.8.2012 "Villa de Bank", Jet van der Sluis, de Roskam

2.4.2012 "Hard knokken voor een leven in de kunst", Yildiz Huinink, Tubantia

25.6.2011 "New Home", catalogus (NL)