Contemporary Slovakian artist Stanislav Ondruš aims to capture his existence, with an awareness of time and the present moment, through the mediums of drawing and painting in his forthcoming ‘Double One’ exhibition. With this approach he examines the questions and answers concerning his being, and the meaning of his being.

The most prominent element of his work is inspired by calligraphy, with writing as an anchor tool. His work has no rules or boundaries, only to provide a level of communication between the artist and the viewer.

He chooses drawing as the basic first medium of his work. This gradually evolves with the inclusion of painting and installations, including documentary making. His drawings, which follow the process of illustrating the body’s gestures, concentrate fully on the present moment.

A prominent denominator in his work is his attention to the duality of everything around him. That is, the claim that one exists only in God, and everything else lies in opposition to this. The movement of one’s own body projected onto the static plane is represented by the artist’s gestures and markings, reflecting the present moment. This intention helps to confirm the artist’s existence: I am here and now.

Stanislav’s exhibition Double One takes place 25 May to 2 June, 2019, at West Acre Gallery.

Opening hours: 11am-2.30pm weekdays, 10am-5pm weekends.