Space Between (Exhibition on the Line) Lucie Jestrabikova
Space Between (Exhibition on the Line)
The series of soft sculptures presented by Jestřabíková, Space Between (Exhibition on the Line), are based on Jestřabíkovás memories of her childhood toys. From wooden blocks, painted in primary colours, ghostly figures emerge as they invite viewers and visitors to interact – or rather play – with them. Letting one’s imagination run free, the textiles shapes can take many forms: of ghosts hiding behind sheets, bloodsuckers, elephants, secret tunnels, and imaginary friends. Like children's toys, Jestřabíková’s sculptures are presented not as simple objects, but encompass an array of stories and possibilities. The textile tunnels invite one to enter these environments, to explore new habitats, and to embody the spaces between.
Lucie Jestřabíková is an artist who always stays on the borders. Based in Czech and currently residing in Mannheim, Jestřabíková has worked in Taiwan, Prague and Pilsen. Using materials as her storytellers, Jestřabíková transfers and transforms perspectives from one side to the other. Jestřabíkovás works also reside on the borders – not paintings, objects, installations, texts, or sound objects – but meeting somewhere in the middle. Together with Zuzana Stefkova and Hana Magdonova, Jestřabíková founded the art group Gravidity. Inspired by new materialism, they deal with bodily positions in the environment.