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Under the Sign of Virgo

Author: Jana Farmanová
Mirbach Palace (show Contact)
5. 2. 2015 - 5. 4. 2015
Curator: Ivana Moncoľová

The author Jana Farmanová (1970) is a Slovak painter, active in the visual art since the end of the 1990s. The author´s exhibit Under the Sign of Virgo features a thematic scope of paintings and watercolours on paper connected to the social microworld of coming of age girls, which is the thematic core of her own „opus magnum“. She reflects the details of a transformation of a child into a girl and a girl into a woman. She perceives this defined theme both with its positives and negatives: from kitsch to the intimate scene of selfdiscovery. She reflect its layering at the level of understanding and identification (of herself also).


Jana Farmanová is a figuralist, who works with painterly gesture as a cultivated, concentrated  painterly building block. At the exhibit she will present her paintings from 2013 – 2014. Considerable space is provided for her medium of watercolour, which has been less reflected so far, but which often serves as the author´s recording medium and the foundation for her paintings.


Since the beginning of her work the painter uses emotional world, illustrated on a sequence of a real life situation. As the basis of her work she does not lose contact with the present and expresses herself by pictoral language about its pragmatism. In the course of her life work her themes are often repeated due to her sorting out of her own pictoral archive and in order to achieve her own iconographic narrative with her paintings. In the end it is the visual narration which ties us to the painterly juicy images. The spectator is pulled into the sensual perception of the image, its story, its inner life.



On the occasion of the exhibit an extensive monographic catalogue was published, with more than 90 reproductions of works.


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