Swimming Pool, exhibit by Maria Svarbova
Maria Svarbova was born in 1988 in Slovakia. Despite studying restoration and archeology, she found a medium for her artistic expression in photography.
Since 2010, she has focused on developing her own photographic language, quickly gaining international recognition.
Maria has developed a distinctive style early on – departing from traditional portraits to focus on experimentation with space, colour and atmosphere.
Her interest in architecture and public spaces, usually build in the Socialist era, led her to create unique sceneries.
Leica Store in Rome will feature Swimming Pool, Maria’s largest series yet, from Wednesday 14th of June until the 18th of July.
The geometric beauty of old pools set the tone for these photographs. Each of them features a different pool, in various locations in Slovakia.
The figures, captured by Maria, are mid-movement, but there is no joyful playfulness to them. Frozen in the composition, the swimmers are as smooth and cold as the pools tiles.
The colours softly vibrate in a dream-like atmosphere. Despite the retro setting, the pictures somehow evoke a futuristic feeling as well, as if they were taken somewhere completely alien.
There is no disturbing emotion, there is no individuality in their stillness. The artificial detachment, created by Maria’s visual vision, allows unique visual pleasure, unattainable in real life.
To join the vernissage, on Wednesday 14th at Leica Store, reserve your participation here.
Maria Svarbova, Swimming Pool
14th of June – 18th of July 2017
Leica Store Rome,
Via dei Due Macelli 57