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Fero Bohunický: “Deforma”

sculpture – object

Author, exhibition title:
Fero Bohunický: “Deforma”
Venue: Jan Koniarek Gallery in Trnava, Synagogue – Center
of Contemporary Art, Halenárska 2, Trnava
Curator: Filip Krutek
Opening: March 29, 2018 (Thu) at 18:00
Duration: March 29, 2018 (Thu) – April 26, 2018 (Thu)


Exhibition project called Deforma is the second solo exhibition of Bratislava sculptor František Bohunický who belongs to the young generation. His work ranges from bronze figural objects and geometric configurations to interactive objects. Regarding the content, he elaborates a narrative aspect based on personal mythology.

The title of the exhibition is not only inspired by a formal characterisation of the pieces. More importantly, it defines the creative approach which has been characteristic of the author since 2011. Back then, sculptor František Bohunický started a collaboration with the graphic designer Marek Sabo, which was mainly a reaction to a deteriorating and disused situation of town street furniture. They perceived it as a memorial of its former function. By applying new contrasting paint coating as well as adding invasive forms, they recreated its original meaning (e.g. activities “PINKFORMA” - pink coating of shabby town street furniture, “DEFARMA” - marking bus stops by stylised animals, or “DEADFARMA” - symbolic burial of animals from the previous activity in a form of a colourful symbol on the pavement).

This approach is being updated at the Synagogue exhibition and the etymology of the term “deforma” is relevant as well. The prefix “de-“ is a Latin prefix meaning from, out of as well as opposite, contrary. “Forma” means a shape or form. This analytical approach, in which the fundamental form/idea is transformed into a configuration of smaller forms as media of meaning, is the basis of majority of the exhibited pieces.

The author has also prepared several new works for the Synagogue (bronze objects and silicon busts). His interest in the change of perception of artistic stimuli by parenthood, self-reflection and searching for the “right” upbringing methods his children as well as issues of sex and body culminate in these works. The concept of the exhibition is completed with works from the author’s “kitchen” (studies of individual objects and interactive geometric de-forms) which reflect the background of the creative process.

Filip Krutek


Mgr. art. František Bohunický (*1983)

2003 – 2004 Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica, Sculpture Department
2004 – 2008 Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Sculpture Department, Studio of prof. Juraj Meliš
2008 – 2010 Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Sculpture Department, Studio of doc. Ján Hoffstädter
Selected Exhibitions:
2017 Socha a objekt, Bratislava, Grassalkovichova Garden
2016 Socha piešťanských parkov, Fontána Gallery
2015 Varuj!, City Surfer Office, Praha 2015, exhibition with Martin Piaček
2014 Guláš, Statua Gallery, Bratislava, group exhibition of graduates of sculpture studio of prof. Juraj Meliš
2014 2 zo 17, Statua Gallery, Bratislava, exhibition with Juraj Rattaj
2014 Trenčín 2014 – socha, GMAB Trenčín, group exhibition of Slovak plastic arts
2013 Visual Inspiration and Personal Quests, Moskva, Riga, Tallin, Tampere, group exhibition of contemporary Slovak fine-art
2010 Sochy, Fine Art Gallery, Bratislava, solo exhibition


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