Popis , ktoré uviedlo Austrian Cultural Forum:
Petra Lajdová (b. 1978).
Interested in both fine art photography and portraying traditions from a new perspective. Her series Slovak Renaissance, is first contemporary photographic display (2012- 2014) of Slovak Folk Art and cultural heritage in Slovakia. These headdresses were traditionally worn by Slovak women after marriage and vary in form and complexity of pattern and decoration.
Môj statement ak je zaujímavý pre vás:
“I celebrate the beauty and wealth of Slovak folk culture, featuring a Renaissance of traditional headdresses and headbands and honor aesthetics, grace and its artistic value. Through my perception of light, the selection of the shapes and the models, I find a link with symbols and cultures all over the world. Simplicity is crucial. I harmoniously combine object, light, the models, authentic and strong expressions for the given period and the idea of rebirth in a unity. I offer a modern view of precious cultural heritage to today’s generations, preserving and communicating the heritage of past generations with great respect.”
« I combine world symbols and cultures through light, shapes and models. Simplicity is crucial. The light is minimalistic. The visage forms and enhances. In complete silence, nobly, festively and most important, naturally. »
Z knihy čo možem zatiaľ uviesť a môže byť pre zahraničných artsy collectors zaujímavé:
The diversity which I present here is unbelievable. The impact of the Renaissance, Baroque, Rococo and Biedermeier periods is discovered and clearly shown. I also found this influence elsewhere among different world cultures. The boundaries dissolved and everything began to logically interconnect with nature, our common denominator and inexhaustible source of inspiration.
Petra Lajdová was born in Bratislava in 1978, based in Bratislava, Slovakia.
Another Europe, international group exhibition, Sibiu, Romania
The Essential, LoosenArt, Millepiani, Rome, Italy
Another Europe, international group exhibition, London, UK
Solo exhibition Slovak Renaissance, Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, Bratislava, Slovakia
Solo exhibition Slovak Renaissance, Miloš Alexander Bazovský Gallery, Trenčín, Slovakia
EURO2016, international representation, Paris, France
Slovak Renaissance, Kursalon, Cultural centre of Piešťany, Slovakia