RADOSLAVA HRABROVSKA, Not Alone Anymore, linocut, 50 x 40 cm, 2020
RADOSLAVA HRABROVSKA, SLOVAKIA
Radoslava Hrabovská is Slovak artist.
She specializes in graphics, drawing, but also ceramics, felting,
paperwork, illustration and painting. She creates everything she finds
and what she has.
She grew up at a time when women were assigned a place, especially in
the household. When she was not accepted to art school, the professor
told her that a woman should have a place in the family. When a woman
becomes a mother, she stops creating, and this is a lost energy for
teachers. That's why they prefer boys to girls to study.
She graduated from the Faculty of Education - teaching professional
subjects, specializing in Art Education, where she got the basics of
photography, drawing, graphics, illustration, textile creation,
ceramics.She became a mother. Mother 4 sons. And it is constantly
being formed and created. Motherhood is a great gift and a cross. This
enriched her in life and work, creation.
Era COVID's time also marked her life, family and work. Paradoxically,
time stopped and she suddenly had time for herself. The paintings are
shifted in color to unreality. Exactly as you unrealistically create
Such an illusion is her journey to work, which she paints only in
pink. She recorded the everyday moments of the days, which for some
time became a memory and hope. Raindrops appear on some of the
paintings ... but it's just sadness ...
She exhibits in Europe, Asia, America, Africa. Her artwork is diverse
and made of different materials - as is her life. After many years,
she found strength and began to talk. She talks about everything she
feels and thinks about. The place for her confession, the testimony is
in the creation, the art ..
Art and creation is also a place for therapy. Her son, with whom she
went through drug hell as a whole family, is also the source and
subject of her artwork. He now struggles with the consequences and
develops in him a disease of schizophrenia. His intertwining worlds
she captured in black and white graphics. Well, it's not the sadness
that's in the picture. There is no time for grief.