Maria Svarbová 不存在的空間
她其中兩輯最廣為人知的作品Swimming Pool和Plastic World便完全體現了她的美學態度。Swimming Pool通過柔和的色調和過度曝光去描繪的氛圍，引領觀眾到一個完全消毒的世界中。Maria沒有運用任何多餘筆觸於作品，避免揭露照片中的主體—泳者的真貌。
Symmetry and neatness are the 2 keywords of Maria Svarbová's composition. The Slovak's works often emit an atmosphere of isolation that could make people feel they're somehow in a dimension that had never existed.
Maria's attitude towards aesthetics are well reflected by 2 of her most popular albums, Swimming Pool & Plastic World. The former created a completely sterilized world by the use of soft color tones and over exposure. To prevent exposing the swimmer's face, she chose not to do anything extra in her works.
It seems that time has stopped and the swimmer has nothing to do but looking at her reflection from the pool. Such concept of composition comes from the combination of film and comics said Maria, who sees her works as a series of changes in scenes. Symmetry in images presents their core nature while clearing the narrativity they carry. With the use of retouching software, she can accurately master such exquisite aesthetics by eliminating the swimmer's identity and make all the swimmers look the same.
The virtual world shown in Plastic World originates from the Communist relics and environment of Czechoslovakia. Maria points the lens to the expressionless individuals. Through the empty eyesight, stiff poses and completely emotionless expressions, this album leads people to judge their roles in the society. The photos are closely linked with one another, telling the full series of the story. The atmosphere of emptiness and senseless reveals that people could hardly change their predetermined roles.
Both of these albums pose challenges against our perceptions towards the society. Through Maria's ingenious works, we could perhaps discover the indescribable harmony - in a world that might not exist.
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