Ivana Lomova

Born in Prague, November 11, 1959
In 1969-1970 attended Eugene Field School in Chicago, Ill.
Lives and works in Prague, Czech Republic

STUDIES:
Faculty of Architecture, Technical University in Prague (1978-83).

MAIN ARTISTIC ISSUES:
Ordinary everyday life and the dramas and meanings hidden behind.
Memories, childhood, family albums, ageing.
Solitude and the complexity of relationship between men and women.
Attitudes and Expectations arising from gender roles and the difficulties of understanding each other.

WORK:
Since 1984 drawings for newspapers and journals, and illustrations for more than 25 books, mainly for children and teenagers.

Author of a comics strip series for children, and work for animated film.

Since 1991 she began to work on her own creative art, such as drawing, painting and lithography.

She started with a focus on a grotesque reflection of the world which surrounds her with a sense of irony and patience and an always-present consciousness of the absurdity of human existence.

Later she began to work with photography, and this is what led her to a certain artistic asceticism, a sort of self-denial. The sense of absurdity of the world seemed to be replaced by humility towards it. Instead of her own subjective thoughts and feelings there is a factual observation, an “objective eye”.

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