Rudolf FilaBorn July 19 1932, Příbram na Moravě
Lived in Bratislava
Died February 11 2015, Bratislava
An important representative of Slovak painting, which he enriched with new means of expression and techniques. He dealt with analyzing the nature of painting as such, its structural qualities. The gradual simplification of shapes and augmentation of details brought him to abstraction, thoroughly independent of the original, external attributes of a depicted female nude and her surroundings. Well known pieces by old masters inspired him to repaint them in new, surprising forms. He used various techniques of work on paper (drawing with varied material, pastels, frottage) and drawing interventions to prints, reproductions, texts and photographs.
painting, drawing, graphics, artist's book, illustration