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Alojz Klimo

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(*1922 Piešťany- † 2000, Bratislava)

painter, printmaker, illustrator

1941 - 1945 - graduated from the Technical University in Bratislava (Department of Drawing and Painting (Prof. M. Schurmann, prof. G. Mallý)
1948 - graduated from the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague (Prof. J. Bauch, prof. A. Pelc)

The author builds on the tradition and aesthetics of neoplasticism and De Stijl. He began as a first Slovak artist with a reduction of picture areas to basic geometrical forms. He is considered to be an establishing personality of geometrical constructivism in Slovakia. In the late 60´s author appointed square, circle and rectangle the basic structural elements. That was also the time when his most important and notable works have been created. It meant completing the process of reduction. Colour is also very important for works of Alojz Klimo.

His works are represented in the galleries and private collections in Slovakia, Hungary, Czech Republic, Germany and Austria. He has exhibited since 1945, and his work has appeared in more than 100 collective exhibitions around the world (Hungary, Austria, Mexico, Italy, Egypt, Lebanon, USA, Sweden, Cuba). He has received several national and international awards.


Selection of individual exhibitions:

1995 Brno, Moravian Gallery: Alojz Klimo - painting
1993 Selb, Rosenthal - Theater: painting and graphics
1993 Norimberg, Galerie in Zabo: Kontrast – Alojz Klimo, Peter Kľúčik – Malerei und Graphik aus Bratislava
1992 Vienna, international airport Schwechat: windows (paintings)
1992 Bratislava, Galéria Kleibl: Paintings
1991 Bratislava, Galéria Palisády: Drawings and paintings
1986 Bratislava, Sieň Laca Novomeského: Selection from work
1969 Praha, Nová síň: Paintings and sculptures with Viera Kraicovoá and Rudolf Uher
1968 Bratislava, Mestská galéria: Paintings
1961 Warsaw, Czech cultural centre: Painting -graphics - sculptures with Vladímír Kompánek, repetitions in Stettin, Gdansk and Poznan


Selection of collective exhibitions:

1993 Brussel, Identité d´Aujourd´ hui, Identity Today
1991 Vienna, Galéria Mitte: Alternatives of Geometry
1991 Rome, From the grotesque to the magic - Contemporary Czechoslovak graphics
1987 Havana, Mexico: Czechoslovak graphics from collections of Slovak National Gallery
1984 Budapest, Contemporary Slovak graphics
1984 London, Slovak illustrations
1962 Moskow, Contemporary Czechoslovak fine arts
1960 Venice, XXX. Biennial
1954 Bratislava, Three years of Slovak National Gallery: Additions of the Slovak arts for the years 1951 - 1954
1947 Brno, Slovak exhibition of modern art in the formation of the members of the Group of Artists of August 29

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