IT’S HIS NATURE

Andrej Dúbravský uses the unforgiving and irreversible alla prima technique on raw canvas to produce his works. Not only the medium he uses but also the objects and subjects of some of his paintings convey atmosphere clouded in smoke, mist, mystery and vague arousal.

THE OFFICE OF URBAN DREAMING

Scene: a flat. Setting: a pandemic lockdown. Cast: a group of friends, artists and flatmates. Time: timelesness. Enjoy an essay by Vít Jebavý outlining how one can push out routines assigned to various parts of our living premises.

FAIRYTALES PAINTED ON SILK

Welcome to the gossamer world of playful glamour by Lilia, Victoria and the MOVE team, a group of fashion designers from Moldova, who use silk and delicate paintings as their storytelling medium.

“CONTEMPORARY BYZANTINE PAINTING”

Greek painter Fikos strives to resurrect, with his egg tempera pieces or acrylic murals, the dead tradition, philosophy and motifs of ancient Greek and Byzantine painting.

EACH STEP A TORMENT

Beast of the East, Czech underwear and nightwear designer duo, brings a second installment of their series of retold fairytales. After Snow White comes a melancholic story of a young mermaid who is willing to give up her life in the sea to gain a human soul. Episode 2: The Little Mermaid.

TABULA RASA, A CLEAN TABLETOP

“Tabula Rasa is faith. Tabula Rasa is.” TABULA RASA, an experimental theatrical troupe from Prague, breathes new life into scrap materials, old entities, thoughts hidden under the surface, and materials deemed useless and redundant.

EMMA’S BOOK OF COLOURS

An arachnologist turned full-time illustrator and teacher, Barcelona-based Emma Roulette guides us through her colour-by-the-numbers drawing style and ponders the meaning of borders and recent, newly-made rifts.

5295 CHARACTERS OF MYSELF, WITH COMMAS

“Written for Swarm Mag in a bus from Prague to Chlumec nad Cidlinou. It was hot, too hot, and the couple behind me kept kicking my seat.” In his essay, Ondřej Trhoň views the act of writing as a way of repurposing and reinventing oneself.
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