Exhibition “Merror” by Evelyn Bencicova

Starting from today, Fotografiska Tallinn re-opens its doors and a new exhibition awaits visitors. Slovakian young artist and rising talent Evelyn Bencicova works across genres, using a variety of mediums and sees the photograph as a means of formulating creative content rather than an end itself. The exhibition Merror smoulders with a feeling of discomfort as well as enjoyment and as such attracts the viewer.

Evelyn Bencicova is a visionary artist, whose works include sterile, minimalist, cool and stripped-down scenarios that simultaneously pulsate with flow and energy. This is only one way of describing Evelyn Bencicova – with a truly artistic approach to life she is completely open to being interpreted by others. Just as she herself constantly interprets existence and lets it fall into visual and existential patterns.

The title of the exhibition, Merror, is a mixture of mirror and error points to the fact that something perfectly composed and controlled on the surface can be subject to friction beneath it. It is there that the opportunity for genuine authentic experiences arises.

"I am driven by an enormous interest in my fellow human beings, whom I study constantly. My works consist of many layers, both when I'm taking a portrait or, for example, creating a work in which the bodies of the models, usually my friends, form symmetrical architectonic compositions. On the surface, everything might appear harmonious but there are elements, often details, which cause friction. That might create a seemingly unpleasant or, I would rather say, unclear and contemplative image, inviting viewers to look deeper," describes her work Evelyn Bencicova.

The artist has a gaze seldom obscured, always reflecting and feeling the surroundings, constantly seeing patterns, references and archetypal symbols, which are transformed into a unique form of self-expression. "For me, the unique encounter with the person I'm photographing is absolutely crucial, and I focus on that connection rather than the camera technology. I see my work as a collaborative process, dialogue and interaction, where I often speak in terms of 'we'. My role is to give the meeting the opportunity to arise, to create the best conditions for the person to really be there, fully present in the moment. It is then that the camera captures that coveted "just happens" moment, which comes about when you let it, instead of trying to steer towards it," explains Bencicova her creative process.

"Evelyn Bencicova combines different styles and techniques in an extremely creative way and joins the conceptual with the visual. She creates eerie compositions where models are placed in mysterious environments surrounded by cool, washed-out colours. At the same time, it's an extraordinarily humane - there's alwaysa certain feeling of discomfort underneath perfection, every pleasure includes something unpleasant and there are invisible cracks under the mirror-like surface," explains Maarja Loorents, co-founder of Fotografiska Tallinn and Exhibition Lead, how special is the new exhibition.

Starting from today, Fotografiska Tallinn re-opens its doors and a new exhibition awaits visitors. Slovakian young artist and rising talent Evelyn Bencicova works across genres, using a variety of mediums and sees the photograph as a means of form

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Põhja-Tallinna linnaosa, Fotografiska Tallinn

Exhibition “Merror” by Evelyn Bencicova

18.01 - 21.03.2021
Monday–friday: 09:00 - 19:00
Saturday–sunday: 10:00 - 18:00

Price from: 12 €
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