Globe Gallery was delighted to work in collaboration with Gallery of L’udovít Fullu in Ružomberokto to curate Paola Ciarska’s first Slovakian show. Ľudovíta Fullu is considered one of the most important figures of Slovak art in the 20thcentury. Following a visit to his gallery in November 2017, Ciarska documented the rooms, including the private spaces of L’udovít Fulla’s living quarters.
She then created paintings, illustrations and prints featuring an inventory of art works, furniture and personal items from the gallery. Her work is minute, barely larger than postcards, yet there is much to discover in each piece. They are humorous and voyeuristic – note the miniature woman in each scene. A viewer feels like they are peering through a keyhole, catching an intimate, albeit tiny glimpse into 21stcentury life.
Ciarska’s family moved from Poland to the Newcastle in 2005 and she graduated from Newcastle University in 2016. She draws inspiration from her home country in much of her art. Her graphic, geometric backgrounds are inspired by her memories of the traditional, intricate wallpaper designs from her childhood.
Since graduating, Ciarska’s tiny paintings have made a big impact. She has been invited to show at a number of international art fairs and art exhibitions and receives a significant number of private commissions.