Rastislav Podoba

For as long as nearly two decades, Rastislav Podoba has been faithful to the good old, slow art of eye and hand, which serve as the means for his original imagination. His presence in the local scene is confident and is an example of a continual development of the artist programme which balances on the edge of reality and abstraction. The style of his painting follows a long tradition of mimetic representation, brings realism up-to-date and refers to the expressive, poetic and symbolic expressional connection with the modernism.
(Zuzana L. Majlingová, Artificial Flowers, 2015)

"He belongs among artists who conceive of painting as a mater of knowledge and discovery. From the beginning of his career as an artist he has examined the extent to which a visual impression of reality expresses the essence thereof, and the extent to which our knowledge may exceed the form of this reality, which is not visible, but which we subconsciously feel and try to reach. This approach, as yet, also creates the conditions for his persistence in the art scene." (Ivan Jančár, Observing the observer, 2011)

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Biography

born 1975 in Bánovce nad Bebravou, Czechoslovakia
lives and works in Krušovce, Slovakia

EDUCATION
2009-2015, postgraduate studies at Academy of Arts, Banská Bystrica, SK
1996-2002, Academy of Fine Arts and Design, Bratislava (studio prof. Vladimír Popovič, prof. Rudolf Sikora)

Exhibitions

SOLO EXHIBITIONS (selected)

2016, Cyklus, East - Slovakian Gallery Košice, SK
2015, "Artificial Flowers", Krokus Bratislava, SK
2015, Working area, Central Slovakian Gallery, Banská Bystrica, SK
2012, "Rastislav Podoba, at home, outside, near, above, northeast, far, below", Krokus Bratislava, SK
2011, Rastislav Podoba, City Gallery Bratislava, SK
2011, Podoba - Aerni, Kunstkammer Galerie, Oensingen, CH
2010, One-man-show, Kubikgallery Porto, PT
2010, "The observer´s diary (with Jernej Forbici)", Krokus Bratislava, SK
2008, Retro-vision, Room 19_21, Central Slovakian Gallery Banská Bystrica, SK
2007, Rastislav Podoba / Juraj Kollár, Soga, Bratislava, SK
2006, Clona / Aperture, Central Slovakian Gallery Banská Bystrica, SK
2006, Primárny okruh, Divyd, Museum of J.N.Hummel, Bratislava, SK
2005, Rastislav Podoba / Maroš Rovňák, Slovak Institute, Budapest, HU

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (selected)

2017, New Zlín Salon, What it is the current image?, Regional Art Gallery in Zlín, Zlín, CZ
2017, Tatrahundert, Sredoslovenská galéria Banská Bystrica, SK
2016, Tatrahundert, Galerie TIC, Brno, CZ
2016, Slovak State in contemporary Art, Kunsthalle Bratislava , SK
2015, 50 Years Young!, Nitra Gallery, Nitra, SK
2015, RESET 2015 / XI. Triennal of Small Object and Drawing, Jozef Kollár Gallery, Banská Štiavnica, SK
2015, Different View - Art of Laureates of Biennale Drawing Pilsen 1996-2014, West Bohemia Museum, Pilsen, CZ
2014, "Summer exhibition", Krokus Bratislava, SK
2014, "Areas", Krokus Bratislava, SK
2014, Artefiera 2014, Bologna, IT
2013, "Summer exhibition", Krokus Bratislava, SK
2013, La belle peinture II, Pisztory Palace, Bratislava, SK
2012, VIII.International Bienale of Drawing Pilsen, CZ
2012, "Summer exhibition", Krokus Bratislava, SK
2011, Räumlich: raumweiterung, Off Space, Kro Art Contemporary, Vienna, AT
2011,
2011, Zero Years, House of Arts, Bratislava, SK
2011,
"U102 & Summer exhibition 2011", Krokus Bratislava, SK
2011, Good hunt!, Nitra Gallery, SK
2010, Young Slovak Painting, City Gallery Bratislava, SK
2010, Očami (ne)viditeľné, House of Arts, Bratislava, SK
2010, Podoba / Kollar / Krivosikova / Lacko, Kubik Gallery Porto, PT
2010, VII. International bienale of Drawing Pilsen, CZ
2009, VÚB Painting 2009, Ministry of Culture of Slovak Republic, Bratislava, SK
2009, Solitude, Open Gallery, Bratislava, SK
2009, Small scale 2000 – 2008, Gallery of Záhorie, Senica, SK
2009, Kleines Format 2000 – 2008, Kunstverein Mistelbach, AT
2009, VI. International bienale of Drawing Pilsen, Centrum Bavaria Bohemia, Schonsee, DE
2009, Pozrite si čo máme nové, Acquisitions of Nitra Gallery, Nitra Gallery, SK
2009, Oilpainting, Gallery of Cyprián Majerník, Bratislava, SK
2009, The Art of Tolerance, Danubiana Meulensteen art museum, SK
2008, Sonda 08, Gallery of Záhorie, Senica, SK
2008, V. Nový Zlínsky salón, Dům Umení, Zlín, CZ
2008, painting.object.video, Slovak Institute, Prague, CZ
2008, VI. International bienale of Drawing Pilsen, Pilsen Gallery, CZ
2008, Jeune Création Slovaque, Grande Halle de la Villette, espace Charlie Parker, Paris, FR
2008, 1960 > since now / Sloval Art, GHMP, Dům u Zlatého prstenu, Prague, CZ
2008, Illusion of Space, Nitra Gallery, SK
2008, Oilpainting, City Gallery of Rimavská Sobota, SK
2007, By Naked Eye, State library, Banská Bystrica, SK
2007, The New Blood, City Gallery Bratislava, SK
2007, VÚB Painting, Klarisky, Bratislava, SK
2007, Contemporary Slovak Art, Cobalt International Gallery, Brusel, BE
2007, Art 2007, Interpretation of Reality, House of Arts Bratislava, SK
2006, New, newer, the newest! Acquisitions 2000 – 2005, Nitra Gallery, SK
2006, The Draft in Contemporary Slovak Painting, Gallery of P.M.Bohúň, Liptovský Mikuláš, SK
2006, V. International bienale of drawing Pilsen, Pilsen Gallery, CZ
2005, Art Ex, City Gallery of Kadaň, CZ
2005, Loco, Central Slovakian Gallery Banská Bystrica, SK
2005, The Draft in Contemporary Slovak Painting, Central Slovakian Gallery Banská Bystrica, SK
2005, The Draft in Contemporary Slovak Painting, GHMP, Dům u Kameného zvonu, Prague, CZ
2005, Art Ex, Club Gallery, Budapest, HU
2005, BezV3e, Nitra Gallery, SK
2004, Art Ex, International Symposium, Arsenal, Wroclaw, PL

AWARDS
2009, finalist of VÚB Painting Award, SK
2009, Martin Benka Prize, SK
2008, Henkel Art Award, nomination for Slovakia
2008, International Association of Art Prize, VI. International Biennale of Drawing Plzeň, CZ
2007, finalist of VÚB Painting Award, SK
2006, finalist of VÚB Painting Award, SK

COLLECTIONS
City Gallery Bratislava, SK
Nitra Gallery, SK
Central Slovakian Gallery Banská Bystrica, SK
Young Painting Foundation, Bratislava, SK
Gallery of Fine Arts Hodonín, CZ
Private Collections in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Poland, Portugal, USA

BIBLIOGRAPHY (selected)
Michal Šedík, Filozofia umenia / Analytická tradícia, Belianum UMB BB , 2014
Ivan Jančár, Pozorovanie pozorovateľa, Young Painting Foundation and City Gallery Bratislava, 2011
Good hunt!, text Omar Mirza, Nitra Gallery, 2011
Daniel Brunovský, Denisa Gura Doričová: Slovenské ateliéry, 2010
VUB Foundation/5 years, 50 artists, 100 paintings, text Alexandra Kusá, VÚB Foundation, 2010
Flash Art CZ/SK, 5/2010, Denník pozorovateľa, text Ivana Moncoľová
Oilpainting, text Gabriela Garlatyová, City Gallery of Rimavská Sobota, 2009
Flash Art CZ/SK 12/2009, Samota, text Ivana Moncoľová
Týždeň 38/2009, Posilňujúca samota, text Juraj Kováčik
Ilúzia priestoru/pokus o nové čítanie, exihibition catalogue, Nitra Gallery 2009, text Barbora Geržová
Close Encounters... Vienna. Bratislava. Budapest, Verein KulturAxe e.V. Wien, 2008
V. Nový zlínsky salón 2008/5th New Zlín Salon 2008, Gallery of Fine Arts in Zlín, 2008
Jeune Création Slovaque, Jeune Création Paris, City Gallery Bratislava, Culture KONTAKT, 2008
1960 > since now / Slovak Art, GHMP, Dům u Zlatého prstenu, Prague, 2008
7th International Bienale of Drawing Pilsen, exhibition catalogue, 2010
6th International Bienale of Drawing Pilsen, exhibition catalogue, 2008
5th International Bienale of Drawing Pilsen, exhibition catalogue, 2006
The New Blood. Young Slovak Painting, Young Paiting Foundation, GMB 2007, text Ivan Jančár
Rastislav Podoba, catalogue, text Alena Vrbanová, 2007
Profil 2/2006, Zaclonené maľbou, text Zuzana Spišiaková
Ľudovíť Hološka, By naked Eye, Matica Slovenská, 2006
BezV3E, exhibition catalogue, Nitra Gallery 2005, text Adriana Čeledová

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