Ludmilla Cerveny

Ludmilla Cerveny

Maison 02, 2015, balsa, brass, print on balsa, stone, wire, cotton house 20 x 20 x 40 cm, pedestal 20 x 40 x 120 cm

Ludmilla Cerveny builds images. Not drawings, neither photographs. The artist plays with the vocabulary and the specificities of each technique to create her own formal and aesthetic language. Each image is built on the same model - a succession of more or less abstract plans in which light and shadows are playing a decisive role and confront us with an intimate space, withdrawn into itself, which we are obliged to observe from the outside. All spaces are emptying the scene and makes the human figure almost totally absent. However, the presence of halos of light, chairs and ladders give us the image of territories inhabited by a ghostly presence of our own bodies.

Maison 06, 2016, balsa, brass, stone, wire, cotton house 20 x 20 x 40 cm, pedestal 20 x 40 x 120 cm

Seulement les ruines, 2016, in progress vector drawing

Theatrum Mundi, 2015, balsa, brass, indian ink, plaster, baize, acrylic painting, MDF 180 x 122 x 20 cm details

Les Maisons, 2015-2016, in progress models and computer-generated imagery

The viewer is also relegated to its observer's role in the models, or sculptures, that Ludmilla Cerveny creates. Volumes in which we can't penetrate nor project ourselves as the proportions and scales may seem disproportionate - a feeling that may be reinforced by the presence of personal relics from the artist's collection that she place in the huts she builds.

Les Maisons, 2015-2016, in progress models and computer-generated imagery

Theatrum Mundi, 2016, Ilford print mounted on 3mm disband 106 x 80 cm exhibition view,Passages at Le Maga, Brussels, 2016

Labyrinthe 02/03, 2016, negative matrix, balsa 20 x 20 x 110 cm

Labyrinthe 02/03, 2016, negative matrix, balsa 20 x 20 x 110 cm details

By endeavoring to return to the essence of photography on the one hand (by questioning the notions of frames and lights), and on the essence of architecture on the other hand (by building shelters and imagining circulation spaces), the artist manages to highlight the very best of every media she uses while she gives back the contemplative functions to these images.

Labyrinthe 02/02 (extrait de maquette), 2016, balsa 40 x 40 x 110 cm

Labyrinthe 02/02 (extrait de maquette), 2016, balsa 40 x 40 x 110 cm details

Labyrinthe 02, 2016, image 02 computer-generated imagery 80 x 60 cm

Labyrinthe 02, 2016, image 18 computer-generated imagery 80 x 60 cm

 

Text by Alex Chevalier

Images courtesy of the Artist
Ludmilla Cerveny
www.ludmillacerveny.com

 

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