Slovakian artist Zuzana Svatik critically re-evaluates the function and potential of applied art in contemporary society.
Zuzana Svatik (b. 1993) is a visual artist who works primarily with the media of ceramics, drawing, and painting. In her work, she critically re-evaluates the function and potential of applied art in contemporary society.
In addition to its aesthetic and utilitarian function, the value of a critical and engaged position is added. She creates an opportunity for a dialogue with the outside world through the medium of ceramics; issues such as gender equality, stereotypes concerning masculinity and femininity, the theme of adolescence, or the search for one‘s own identity often appear.
Her work reacts to the social and gender prejudices in the countries of Eastern Europe and depicts the influence of this environment and way of thinking on her art. It reflects her impressions of society, people, personal identity, popular culture, social constructs, and naming of the acceptable and unacceptable, the right and wrong.