RUIN OF ROMANTICS

Anežka Hošková “creates dream portraits in the dark landscape of her own parallel worlds, both unnerving and fragile” in sharp ornaments emerging from blurred watercolor. Enjoy her paintings and poetic curatorial statement to immerse yourself in her hazy, evocative visions.

CLUB OF OPPORTUNITIES

Once we slip under the first, surface layer of surreal absurdity, we uncover a network of complex allusions and social commentaries artist Jakub Jansa masterfully weaves into universes of his own making in a series of storytelling videos.

HORROR ONLINE

Liga Spunde, the Latvian digital illustrator and multimedia artist tells SWARM MAG about her creative process, inspirations and 2019 exhibition of her pointed, disconcerting takes on a post-internet aesthetic, interrogating the phenomenon of online hate culture and what lurks beneath.

THE PLEASURE OF THE PAINT

Let’s take a plunge into the imaginative world of Jeroen Duijf and his textured, earthy oil paintings turning the private universe of one's thoughts and associations outwards in a fantastic manner.

CONCRETE EMOTIONS

“Everyone should have beauty. Everyone should have access to beauty.” Chances are you have never seen anything like Nina Sivager's embroidered and tapestry-infused concrete house banners and decorative tiles, which manufacturing process was inspired by medieval handicraft.

TRIPPING DOWN MEMORY LANE

Julia Makivic invites us on a journey that juxtaposes folklore with futuristic technology. Join us on a visit to Camaraderie Park, a haunted theme park where holographic spirits recall a painful history from a position of reconciliation and intimacy. Don’t forget to bring your wearables!

THE DARK AGES IN THE SPOTLIGHT

“I suppose the way humans think is naturally gothic in a sense. The desire to simplify the perceived world, to abstract everything we cannot reasonably grasp and, at the same time, be a part of it all,” says artist Dominik Adamec. Which way do the Middle Ages penetrate into his works, how does the contemporary chimera look, and what does repetition lead to?

DEAR ONE, DEAR DEAD

In a self-described transhistorical and cyclical view of historical events, digital French artist Léa Porré explores the idea of the 'Sacrificial King', a mythological pattern found across all civilizations and eras, in juxtaposition with the decapitation of King Louis XVIth during the French Revolution.

LOOSE-END TRAPS

Dominika Dobiášová's distraught girl guide will take you through dreamy, floaty scenes drowning in dimmed light and colours. The author regularly cuts up and resews canvases to emphasize the already fractured feeling.

THE OBJECTS ARE NOT PERSONAL

If black metal were a landscape, it would manifest through the works of Russian artist Vladimir Omutov. His objects and sculptural works are distinguishable and noticeable mainly thanks to dark organic shapes that feel constantly fluid and pliable, reminiscent of dripping tar.

GOOD NIGHT’S KISS BY SUCCUBUS

All in all a mysterious artist from Hungary, what we know about Áron Lőrincz is mainly that he gives life to elaborately painted creatures whose blinkless stares are anything but comfortable.
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