Josef Sedlak - Homage to the Darkroom
20 April – 12 May 2021
In the presented long-term photographic project, Jozef Sedlak deals with so-called tests, the waste that is created in a dark room during the analog enlargement process. These are small fragments, strips of photographic paper used to verify the correct exposition during enlargement, and which are not later chemically fixed. By means of oxidation, the effect of developer, fixer, water and joint superimposition during the photographic processing, together they cling and change their readability, tint, hue and picture quality.
Jozef Sedlák (1958, Bratislava, SK) studied Art Photography at the Film and TV Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (1979 –1984). He is the head of the Communication in Photography Studio in the Department of Artistic Communication Faculty of Mass Media Communication at the University of Ss. Cyril and Methodius in Trnava (2006-) and an external lecturer at the Department of Photography and New Media of the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava (2007–). His work was displayed individually or as a part of collective exhibitions in Czech Republic, Austria, Hungary, Germany, Italy, Great Britain, Sweden, Finland, Greece, France, Poland, Russia, Japan and USA. He was awarded at the Art to Days International Art Festival, Budapest 1990, and at the Biennial of Fine Arts in Bratislava 2010 he won the Prize of the Slovak Fine Arts Union.
Curated by Václav Macek.