Marián Grolmus

Common object as a phenomena of society production always hide alternative shape, which turns it into an artefact.
It is usually related to the function and individual history of an object as design and as a tool. This needs to be tracked and identified...

Recent Work

Be my Superstar !
for ± 0,0 Gallery, Bread and Circuses
Aluminium 3 x 3 x 0,3 m
2014



Plague Him !
Dedicated to National Football Stadium polyamer, 40cm x 20cm x 13cm, 2013

Style and Safety
from London 2012 gold, silver, bronz 2012



London 2012, Monument for Olympic Stadium
mixed media, 2012

Model 37591MS, Honour to Juraj Bartusz
mixed media, 40cm x 7cm x 5cm (spinning blender) 2011

Barrel
mixed media,kinetic object (spinning barrel with water), 0,9m x 0,6m x 0,6m 2010

Public Bench
reinforced concrete, wood 2m x 1m x 0,8m 2009

A Danube a Bunker a Beach
...“Stylish apartmants in brand new reconstucted historical objects at beautiful scene of the Danube and Floodplain forests” Poster 841mm × 1189mm 2008

Ambient Noise
for “Fantasies of the Beginning” digital print 2x (5m x 3,5 m) 2008-2009

Ost Block
reinforced concrete 3m x 2,5m x 0,2m 2007

Public Light / Identity
concrete, asphalty, steel, plastic, sheet steel; 6m x 1,3m x 1,2m 2004

Tajch
enviromental intervention wood, plastic foill; 1,7m x 1,5m x 1,1m 2003

Guardian
inner tubes of tyres, tyre valves, epoxy 5m x 3m large interactive instalation /by pushing on angels the wiever could vent the tyres/ yield up the ghost/ 2000

Mats
plaster, steel; size 1m x 2m x 0,9m 2000

Egg
bronz 6cm x 4cm x 4cm 2000

The Road
lead, asphalty 6m x 2,5m large instalation 1999

Honour to Martin Martincek
beeswax human size 1998

Marián Grolmus

born: 1979 in Liptovsky Mikulas, Slovak Republic (SK)
contact: cell phone - +44 07704 373 182
e.mail: marian.grolmus@gmail.com

study :
2010 - ArtD degree - Assoc. Prof. Anton Cierny, (AFAD) (SK)
2004 - MFA degree, (AFAD)
2002 - Universidade do Porto, Facultade des Belas Artes, Sculpture Department, (P)
2001 - Bachelors degree, (AFAD)
1999 - Space comunication studio - Assoc. Prof. Anton Cierny
1997 - Studio of Free Kreativity - Prof. Juraj Bartusz
1997 - 2004 Academy of Fine Arts and Design (AFAD), Sculpture Department in Bratislava (SK)
1993 - 1997 Secondary School of Applied Arts,Sculpture Department in Kosice (SK),MFA Ivan Novotny

stipendium, award :
2005 - Special invitation, Essl Award, Sammlung Essl (A)
2002 - Universidade do Porto, Facultade des Belas Artes, Sculpture Department, (P)



Artist Statement

Common object as a phenomena of society production always hide alternative shape, which turns it into an artefact. It is usually related to the function and individual history of an object as design and as a tool.This needs to be tracked and identified. Actually I work more with people’s perception of current object in a new way and that’s how I believe they face a new reality.

This reality is not illusive, but related to the real object properties as a potential for its new modified, post-producted existence.Important moment is social activity related to the original object, which determinate shape of its hybrid a lot. Social activities are for me as well very good background for humor content in my works, which is a handy mediator.

Another parallel in my work is a figural content, which is latently present in the objects and sometimes is even openly presented if needed. Choice of materials depends on an idea, topic and objects themselves. During the work with actual material it can happen the material dictates the final form of an art piece.