Dúbravský Andrej

Andrej Dúbravský was born in Nové Zámky, Slovakia in 1987. He now lives and works in Rastislavice, Slovakia, and New York, USA. Inspired by the rural perspective of the organic garden and studio he maintains in countryside of southwest Slovakia, Dúbravský creates depictions of idyllic landscapes, silhouetted skylines of factories, self-portraits, animal portraits, and studies of male figures that confront timely issues of agriculture, industry, politics, identity, and sexuality. His works reflect an “ethical hedonism” and sustain utopian ideals under rather dystopian conditions. The artist’s paintings articulate his reflections in empathetic yet unsparing studies of the environment and its devastation of man and nature. His broad art-historical repertoire is reflected by his most recent works, which explore contemporary versions of classical subjects such as the landscape or the nude—quite seriously and diligently in some instances, with aloof irony in others. The muted colors seem almost conservative until the beholder notes the contemporary and post-traditional context in which the paintings are set. His work is represented in public collections of the Bratislava City Museum in Bratislava, Slovakia and the Slovak National Gallery in Bratislava, Slovakia. He is currently having a solo exhibition in Berlin in Dittrich & Schlechtriem gallery (on view until 1st July 2023). He has already exhibited in this gallery in the years 2014, 2017 and 2019. His work was also exhibited in USA, Italy, France, Hungary, Serbia or Brazil. DSC Gallery has already presented two of his solo exhibitions - On-line camp in 2015 and Birds and Winds 2 in 2018.