Mariana Jůdová graduated from the Academy of Art, Architecture and Design in Prague. Her works are inspired by most various symbols of pop culture and new technologies. Her printed paintings represent a combination of numerous toys, inscriptions, flowers, weapons, planets and many others, presented with a seeming ease in aesthetic settings which we are able to decipher only at second sight. A design garden is composed of weapons, a scull is composed of toys while viruses piece together into travel signs. As if someone tried to tidy away an internet trash and, in the process, employed it to create a neat kaleidoscope. Prior to the present prints, Jůdová was involved in elaborated and at the same time laborious embroideries which bore erotic motifs of Japanese comics – the co-called manga. Mariana Jůdová consciously develops on the subliminal effects of the field of advertising and incorporates rather terrifying messages into the non-problematic, catchy offers.
* 1979, Havlickuv Brod, Czech Republic