Maria Svarbova – visually satisfying photos of Slovak photographer




Slovak photographer  Maria Svarbova  experimented with space, color and atmosphere. All of her experiments are in the aesthetic band of instagram, the protagonist of which is space. One of the main photo projects of Maria is dedicated to pool spaces and girls in red hats, which organically exist inside the pastel “watery” picture. “For the first time I was inspired by the harsh architecture of the pool near my house. Its building is 80 years old. When it was built, visiting the pool was not a sport, but rather a social responsibility. Maybe that’s why the space is so sterile, and the only thing that dilutes it is the signs “Do not dive.” This attracts me. ”

Of course, swimming pools are not the only thing that gets into Maria’s lens. She works very subtly with the urban landscape, building in it people and creating pictures bordering on utopia – the usual things on them seem fabulous. At the same time, detachment is felt in the photos: routine activities such as going to the pool, taking a doctor, walking around the city, Maria are visually imaged, impartially and very gently.

The swimming pool collection of Maria Svarbova

The swimming pool collection of Maria Svarbova

The swimming pool collection of Maria Svarbova

The swimming pool collection of Maria Svarbova

There is often a sense of cool detachment and liminality in Maria’s work. Routine actions such as exercise, doctor appointments, and domestic tasks are reframed with a visual purity that is soothing and symmetrical and at times reverberant with an ethereal stillness. The overall effect evokes a contemplative silence in an extended moment of promise and awareness—a quality difficult to achieve in the rapid pace of modern life. Maria’s postmodern vision boldly articulates a dialog that compels the viewer to respond to the mystery, loneliness, and isolation of the human experience.

The surreal candle

SOURCE: Her official website Maria Svarbova & AdMagazine.ru

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