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Silvia Lasák is a passionate Slovakian artist who devotes her life to both artistic creation and the promotion of artists through her gallery founded in 2020.

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Silvia Lasák is a talented and passionate artist. She officially started her artistic career in 2012 at the international exhibition in Vienna, Austria. In 2020, she opened the gallery ART LASÁK GALLERY & SHOP, in the centre of Poprad; here, she presents not only her own work but even those of artists from Slovakia and the Czech Republic from various Artsfest, exhibitions and international symposia, whom she knows personally. Speaking about her artistic career so far, she created over 300 works which are now in private collections in Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, the USA and New Zealand.

Silvia Lasák, Relax, 2022, courtesy of ART LASÁK GALLERY

Kooness: Describe what kind of art you focus on.

Silvia Lasák: I devote myself to realism, to abstractions of realism and to giving soul to my art. I am fascinated by the play of light and shadow during the creative process and I like to experiment and use different techniques. In my works, it is possible to find interesting modern art, vivid portraits, subtle eroticism, and the beauty of women, nature, and animals.

K:How has your style changed over time?

SL: At the beginning of my career, I was mainly focused on drawing, on which I worked for over 20 years. I worked with carbon, pastels, watercolours, and combined techniques and, from 2014 I even started experimenting with acrylic and oil on canvases, monoliths, walls interiors and various other underlying materials, such as clothes, and accessories.

Silvia Lasák, Tatras in space, 2022, courtesy of ART LASÁK GALLERY

K: What are your favourite and least favourite parts of professional art?

SL: My favourite parts of professional art are portraits, realism, and abstract art. The least favourites are landscape paintings, still lifes, cubism and surrealism.

K: Is there any additional hobby or job that allows you to develop your creative skills?

SL: She has a hobby that is her job in addition to creating. For more than a year, she has been working in her gallery as a gallerist, surrounded by a variety of amazing art from photographs, sculptures, drawings, paintings of various styles. 
My hobby is my job: indeed, for more than a year, I am working as a gallerist in my own gallery, where I am surrounded by a variety of amazing works of art as photographs, sculptures, drawings, and paintings of various styles. All of this affects my creation and progress.

Silvia Lasák, Underwater, 2022, courtesy of ART LASÁK GALLERY

K: What are your ultimate career goals?

SL: I want to be successful in the world of galleries and art so that the name of my gallery and the artists who are presented is known in the world. I even want to have many satisfied and happy clients.

K: Describe how art is important to society. 

SL: Man has been connected to art since time immemorial. Art has always profoundly influenced the way people see and interact with others and with the world in general. Art helps us emotionally, and psychologically and even helps shape individual and collective personality. In my opinion, art is extremely important for the world because: We are naturally artistic, Art overcomes differences, Art is good for you, Art enables self-expression and self-awareness, Art is a possibility of personal benefits, Art enables the breakdown of complex ideas, It helps in recording history. 

Cover image: Silvia Lasák, A15, 2020, courtesy of ART LASÁK GALLERY

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