Interventions is the first presentation of artists Girolamo Marri and Miho Sato in Slovakia. The Italian artist working in Shaghai, Girolamo Marri (1980, Rome) mostly deals with a relation between old and forthcoming economical systems of eastern countries (both states of the former socialist bloc and Asian states) in a new globalized scenario. He surveys cultural and social disharmonies, conflicts between “East” and “West”. He regards phenomenons such as inability to communicate, misunderstandings, hypocrisy and isolation as ways out which he subsequently reflects in his work. At the exhibition Space he deals with these problematic issues and applies them to a contemporary cultural and social situation. Girolamo Marri will exhibit several videos (one of which was created in Bratislava in 2011), installations, photographs and performancies. He will also present a set of paintings (an acrylic and a pencil in a combination with a written text) which ironically (the same as videos) comment on a communication point of visual art.
The Japanese artist Miho Sato living in London is going to introduce her recent paintings expressing experience of an artist living in a completely different cultural surrounding into whose communication code she will never penetrate. Miho Sato (1967, Tokio) maintains a very specific position in contemporary British painting. Although she graduated in London, her Japanese origin is an important inspirational source for her work in which she links hardness and self-interest of western world with eastern spirituality and peace. Sato works solely with painting media and she draws themes from her immediate surroundings – everyday banal situations, routine operations, children’s games – it all appears on her pure, simple compositions free of details and further characteristics. She confronts viewers with scenes set in indefinite environs populated by dreamy figures without faces who repetitively carry out simple activities. They offer another world which is slow, peaceful, meditative and which is an opposite of the fast-moving today’s life. Paintings of Miho Sato also have a deep human extent full of existential restlessness and questions about the essence and meaning of life in the 21st century – time of information boom, genetical manipulations, social networks, loss of privacy and ubiquitous security cameras.