TOKYO-2017 Fine Art / Other


  • Prize
    Silver in Fine Art/Other
  • Photographer
    Maria Svarbova

Mária Švarbová's subjects act as emotionless mannequins. Through blank stares, stiff poses and total absence of emotion, the series challenges the viewer to question the ingrained roles people play in society. Every image flows into another scene forming the overall narrative of the series -- the emptiness and mindless inability to change one's predetermined role in life in the the absence of emotion. Complex and dreamy, Plastic World presents an imaginary world [inspired by historic artifacts and environments of Communist Czechoslovakia]. The series has been complied through several of the artist's photographic series.