Slovakian artist Mária Švarbová’s intriguing photos, via Naked
Mária Švarbová definitely knows how to catch you attention: her style is clean, cold, strict, rigorous; her pictures are studied compositions, dense and fulfilled with minimalism extremely measured by the millimeter. It’s surrealism, but without overstepping the boundaries of a settled reality that everyone could be comfortable with. It’s suspension: in the air, a moment, you miss a breath. And you flounder, treading water. Here you are, destabilized. Maria’s astonishing pictures catch a chip in the overwhelming flux of a universe that could be the dreamy counterpart of our vivid earth world, and it is the fearfully oddest of any other she could have take. Swimming, going to the butcher’s or the to the dentist’s, love on the sidewalk or work out at the gym become contextualized practices stopped in action; common things presented in a really uncommon way. Colors are mellow, but put on purpose on the windowsill on a wintery Tuesday morning. Pastel tones are blurred, dimmed, like a blind fog that slows down mind thoughts and inebriate your perceptions of things. Losing your mind in this air bubble is strange, insidious but captivating.
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