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Meet our new guests: Artist duo Jarmila Mitríková (1986) & Dávid Demjanovič (1985) made breakthrough at slovakian artistic scene in particular with paintings created with traditional technique of pyrography , burning motives into plywood, coloured with wood stains. They graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava in 2011. They use a technique of pyrography as a reference to a folk amateur art. Technique of pyrography was popular between people mostly during socialism in former Czechoslovakia. In this case is not only the reinvented visual attraction they are working with, but is mostly a medium through which they are joining critical discours with different cultural contexts. From folklore, through religion and mysticism typical for geopolitic region of Central Europe, to national history and identity. In their hybrid style you can see christian traditions, folklorism, pagan rituals, superstitions, myths, local legends with links to WWII and socialistic history. They live and work in Košice and Prague. Jarmila and David will stay for a residency period of 3 months at Motel Spatie.

You can see their works and find more info at 


This residency is part of a long term partnership between K.A.I.R, Kosice artist in residence Slovakia and Motel Spatie. And financially made possible by both organisations and support of the municipality city of Arnhem, Corio real estate company and the program 'Architecture in Health' from the University of Applied sciences HAN Arnhem. And always with the support of the Locatie Spatie (artist-run-initiative) artists and volunteers.

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Jarmila Mitríková & Dávid Demjanovič

Jarmila Mitríková & Dávid Demjanovič

September 15, 2014 08:57 AM

Meet our new guests: Artist duo Jarmila Mitríková (1986) & Dávid Demjanovič (1985) made breakthrough at slovakian artistic scene in particular with paintings created with traditional technique of pyrography , burning motives into plywood, coloured with wood stains. They graduated at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava in 2011. They use a technique of pyrography as a reference to a folk amateur art. Technique of pyrography was popular between people mostly during socialism in former Czechoslovakia. In this case is not only the reinvented visual attraction they are working with, but is mostly a medium through which they are joining critical discours with different cultural contexts. From folklore, through religion and mysticism typical for geopolitic region of Central Europe, to national history and identity. In their hybrid style you can see christian traditions, folklorism, pagan rituals, superstitions, myths, local legends with links to WWII and socialistic history. They live and work in Košice and Prague. Jarmila and David will stay for a residency period of 3 months at Motel Spatie.

You can see their works and find more info at 


This residency is part of a long term partnership between K.A.I.R, Kosice artist in residence Slovakia and Motel Spatie. And financially made possible by both organisations and support of the municipality city of Arnhem, Corio real estate company and the program 'Architecture in Health' from the University of Applied sciences HAN Arnhem. And always with the support of the Locatie Spatie (artist-run-initiative) artists and volunteers.

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