Andrea Bartošová (*1977)
Graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Bratislava (1998 – 2005). The beginnings of her career were focused on the figurative tradition (portraiture, figurative compositions) and its innovation (various popular and film characters such as Mickey Mouse or Blairwitch), through which she mastered the medium of acrylic painting. Later on, more personal subjects were added (such as the Twins), where she worked with more courage on large pictorial formats. During her school days, which were an important stepping stone to the future, she was lucky to meet people and classmates who were similar in generation and thinking (E. Šille, R. Sedlačík, D. Baffi, M. Czinege, J. Mrvová). Andrea Bartošová is a passionate painter with a proverbial Yugoslavian temperament. She alternates figurative compositions with her interest in landscape (especially urbanized), or more abstract paintings made with a spatula “in one breath”. “As soon as a story has been ‘retold’, I alternate the subject matter.” In 2008 she won the VUB Painting of the year Competition, and in 2007 she won 2nd place. In total, she has been in the finals of this prestigious painting competition six times. From 2003 to 2009 she was part of the Tranzit SK collective. She has completed several painting residencies at home and abroad (Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovenia), countless solo and group exhibitions and her work is represented in private art collections in the Czech Republic and Slovakia.