17 March 2012 – 15 April 2012
SVETLANA KULISKOVA Break the lines
curated by Karin Reisovà
Svetlana Kuliskova is, as she likes to call, ” a nomad ” who moves to the continuous search for new paths without losing the traces of its past, without ever completely abandon what it was. It brings with it its reserve of knowledge and experience to resuscitate new visions of colors and textures immersed in creating colorful swirls twists and nuances sometimes hard sometimes soft and sinuous , calibrated and geometric .
” Break the lines ” is the title of the exhibition which implies the request of leaving schemes , classifications to seize the creative moment and the experimentation that is realized in the tapestries , fabrics , in photographs and in the ability to innovate and to dialogue with other cultures .
On display are tapestries from the 90s , all made using the Art Protis , fabrics for decor and fashion, jute latest series Arakne , up to the carpets designed by the artist and made in India, on the border with Nepal .
Svetlana moves between textile design and fiber art, including video art and photography and in the eighteenth century rooms of the house Toesca the proposal becomes fascinating.
” The dimensional levels ” are the titles of a cycle of works started in 2010. They evoke moods and scenarios that suggest sensual freedom and elevation. ” The codes of abstract consciousness” , also belonging to a cycle of tapestries on jute , however, are opposed by synthesizing difficulties and constraints , and the broken lines and intersections , are references to coding systems extracted from the complex to be reported the slowness of manual labor and ‘ uniqueness that characterizes the work of the artist.
Svetlana Kuliskova was born in the Czech Republic. After graduating (1988) from the Fashion institute SPST Brno, specializing in design clothing and costumes, she worked at the atelier Art Protis, where he began to create modern non woven tapestries according to a specific technology covered by copyright. She partecipated with the studio of the realization of a large tapestry for the EXPO in Osaka in 1990. From that yaer participates in group exhibitions, solo exhibitions and projects.
In 1998 she graduated in Visual Arts at the FaVU of University VUT Brno in the atelier of Tomas Ruller: in Videoart, multimedia, and performances, and her video and installations was involved in several national and international festivals and exhibitions.
From 1998 she began to travel extensively in Italy. In 1999 she participated in a course in Milan of the European Fund of the Lombardy Region “Digital image in TV and cinema production.”
Since 2001 she has worked in the editing department of the video production at the soap opera “100 Vetrine”, broadcasted on Channel 5, Italy.
Since 2006, returns to create tapestries Art Protis and develops new projects in art, fashion and design.
In 2008 was included in the 15 finalists of the international competition Targetti Light Art Award, chosen from among 3000 projects arrived, with “Heart Incorporeal,” one of her light works created with plexiglass and wool.
In 2010 she began collaborating with Dyloan Studio in Milan on the development of the project Arakne Non Woven, an innovative fabric, introdused in the field of fashion, based on the twenty years of Svetlana’s knowledge of technique Art Protis.
During the last years she developed deep interest in the reuse of existing textile materials to test its untapped potential as well as for the ecological instance. In 2011, she partecipated on the “Sparkling, Ecologically Correct” during the Milan Design Week at the Fuori Salone in Zona Tortona. Accordingly, she were selected to participate in the Open Design Selected in Bologna Italy, a design exhibition dedicated to self-produced design in small series. In 2011 she created her first collection of handmade carpets that were produced in India according to an ancient technique.