Opero, Salvátorská 8
Patricia Fexová's work is characterized by a constant interest in depicting man in his environment. During the pandemic, Fexová added two new members to the series of "self-portraits", ie mirror-inverted portraits of the author's closest family from 2011-13, in the form of a beginning pedigree. The cycle exhibited at the Opera thus offers a look at the development of the artist's expression over the decades. But it also opens up opportunities to reflect on individual perceptions of the world around us and the search for truth in today's post-true times.
The artist has been painting portraits for a long time, and this focus allows her to explore the formal possibilities of depiction. Fex is not so much about achieving the most realistic form of portraits as portrayed, but rather about the process of cognition through moving away and re-approaching illusory painting. The consciously constructed transfer of seen reality into the abstraction of the artist's stains brings an essentially painterly view of the world.
From the cycle Štencův kabinet, Czech and Slovak contemporary painting
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