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Tamara Klimová

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(*1922, Ostrava - † 2004, Bratislava)

painter, printmaker

1940 - 1944 studied at the School of Arts and Crafts in Brno
1945 - 1951 Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague  (studio of prof. J. Bauch and E. Fila)

painter, graphic artist

The author throughout his work draws attention to the infinite variability of the possibilities offered by the language of geometry and she is considered the author of geometric-constructivism. The line became the basis of the author´s expression, she also reduces three-dimensional relations to the line and two-dimensional space and she uses them to define the area of her works. Klimová was using plastics and reflective foils and from them, she was creating visual structures. She was also using reflections of light to create kinetic-light effects. The author was also interested in the issue of passive movement. She applies colour (mostly primary spectral colours) as a basic expressive element.  

She processed the subject of primary structures mainly in graphic series, or as a plastic relief. In addition, she was creating objects with usage of a repetitive method in which she applies lines, stripes, squares and rectangles and that's the way, how she transcends semantic boundaries of the picture.

Her works are represented in the collections of national and international galleries, cultural institutions but also in private collections.

Selection of individual exhibitions:

1969 Warsaw, Poland
1966 Prague, Czech Republic (together with A. Klimo)
1959 Bratislava, Group 4

Selection of group exhibitions:

2012 Bratislava, Gallery Z, (Hommage Eduard Antal)
2010 Budapest, Hungary, Graphic Tendencies in the 80s and 90s in Ireland
2007 Bratislava, City Gallery of Bratislava, Slovak Graphics of the 20th Century
2007Ljubljana, Slovenia, Slovak Contemporary Art
2004 Krakow, Poland, Miedzynarodowe Culture Center, Contemporary Slovakian Art from 1960 to 2000
2003 Prague, Gallery Art Factory, Slovak Contemporary Art
2000 Bratislava, SNG, Slovak Visual Art in 20th Century
1999 Bratislava, SNG club concretists
1989 Banska Bystrica, The Central Gallery, Contemporary Slovak Graphics Well. 10 edition

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