Dávid Ursiny: Homo Illustrator

2 Mar 2022 – 27 Mar 2022

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12:00 – 18:00
12:00 – 18:00
12:00 – 18:00
12:00 – 18:00
12:00 – 18:00
12:00 – 18:00

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The exhibition of illustrator David Ursiny (b. 1978) presents his work on thirteen book titles illustrated since 2004.


Dávid Ursiny (b. 1978) has already profiled himself as an illustrator during his studies at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava under prof. Dušan Kállay. As Dávid Ursiny says, his interest in the stories and mythology of other non-European peoples emerged already with the elaboration of the theme of Indian Stories (sometime around 2004), which was his own year-long theme and is also exhibited in this exhibition. Dávid Ursiny also returned to the theme of Indian Tales in 2021, when he translated, illustrated a selection of Indian tales, which was published under the title The Miraculous Jar - Indian Tales by Petrus. A selection of illustrations from this book takes up the largest selection in the exhibition, and the illustration of a woman smelling a flower was chosen for the exhibition poster. The selection represents the wide range of themes that Indian literature has to offer - imagination, philosophy, spirituality, mythology.

Pictorially, Dávid Ursiny found inspiration in all possible art-historical periods, but especially in those in which people (artists, painters, creators), often anonymous, groped for reality and imagination with a great deal of little experience, which is why we perceive their works today as primitive, naive or primitive. Ursiny is fascinated by this primordial experience of the (trans)real, the unexplainable, or the symbolically not yet artistically defined visuality. Ursiny is fascinated by it as something original, primal, close to nature, a primal experience.

Supported with public funding by the Slovak Arts Council. 
Slovak Arts Council is the main partner of the exhibition.
Supported by Moncol's Artadvisor.

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