Simone Subal Gallery

Veronika Pausova

Be frictionless latecomer

June 29 – July 28, 2017

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Simone Subal Gallery is excited to announce, Be frictionless latecomer, a solo exhibition by Veronika Pausova. The show will be up until July 28, 2017 and is part of the CONDO New York exhibitions. Pausova’s small scale paintings mine a precise visual vocabulary and often engage in pictorial games that play with the thin line between reality and its perception. Pausova describes her approach as “mathematical surrealism, ” in which she shifts the meaning of her characters from one painting to the next: In these seemingly disjointed environments, familiar forms such as fish, fingers, flowers, and spiders call to question the stability of one’s perspective and asks how much information is required to elicit a story.

Pausova translates her interest in narrative to the way she applies paint; in which
with some personal logic, “A spider can be an acrobat in one painting, and an earring or eyeball in another. Its body can be a sun. Its legs can be the fringe on a curtain. The same character can be used for many different stories, with different ‘outfits’ or ‘choreography’.” each different texture is evidence of a decision made, of a new story developing. The materiality of paint as well as choices of color, surface treatment, and pattern become part of the conceptual construction of the work and allow Pausova to experiment with new ways of using paint: whether scratching, sanding, or a deliberate kind of layering. These strategies open up Pausova’s canvases and in combination with the at times hyper-realistic depiction of recognizable elements create an otherworldly realm that is full of possibilities.

Veronika Pausova was born in Prague, Czech Republic and lives and works in Toronto, Canada. Pausova received her BFA from Glasgow School of Art in 2009 and her MFA in painting from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2013. Recent solo exhibitions include Forest House, Tatjana Pieters, Ghent, Belgium; Elope by Mere Thread, Páramo Galeria, Guadalaja Mexico; Chests in the Current, Motel Gallery, Brooklyn, NY; and Testing the Waters, SARDINE Gallery, Brooklyn, NY. Selected group exhibitions include: Sojourner Truth Parsons, Sean Steadman, Veronika Pausova, 11R, New York; Gesture Play, Simone Subal, New York; Seek Professional Help, Bureau, New York; NYC Painters, Páramo, Guadalajra; NYC Painters el Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños (MUPO), Oaxaca.