2014.10.02 - 2014.12.31

Boris Sirka


Boris Sirka (*1981) is a slovakian visual artist mostly known as a painter, but who also works in other media such as video, animation, installation and sculpture. In his earlier work he created stylized figurative paintings refined by calligraphic brushmarks, copious decoration, popular aesthetics, and touches of bitter-awkward humour, irony and sexual tension. In his current work visual shock therapy has been replaced by a gradual building of tension. The colours have been darkened significantly while the addition of gentle architecture and interiors which support the uneasy situations depicted have become an important motive. Eventually he has moved from interiors to open-air sites where he observes parts of depopulated natural scenery with its disturbing waves, cold, dark and faint signs of (light) eruption which suggest the end to an imaginary peace and leave the images open-ended.

On residency in Youkobo Art Space he would like to work on audiovisual diary, which will contain paintings and drawings, but also short videos and records from different places. The archive of memories and images will be represent as a special environment which will communicate with the spectator not only as a passive display but as an active puzzle which will build an image in a spectators mind.

Date 2014.10.02 - 2014.12.31
Place AIR-A
Website http://borissirka.com/index.html


  • Boris Sirka will be participating in the open-air art exhibition "Trolls in the Park 2014" November 3 (Mon) - 23 (Sun) Please visit this website for further information: http://www.trollsinthepark.com/
  • OPEN STUDIO: 8-9,15-16,22-23 Nov.(Sat&Sun) 12:00-19:00 @Youkobo Art Space Sound performance also scheduled. See link for details: https://www.facebook.com/youkoboartspace/posts/853668374656886
  • Boris Sirka Exhibition [Ink Places] - December 10 (Wed) - 23 (Tue) 12:00 - 19:00