Maria Bartuszová Untitled
40 x 30 x 25 cm
Maria Bartuszová molded many of her sculptures under water, displacing her body and her mind onto the plaster, thereby effecting forms that are at once fragile and tangible, abstract and visceral. Her objects do not directly present the body, but its erotic presence can be felt viscerally. Thus the act of viewing can become a bodily experience, may even produce a body within us.
Maria Bartuszová (1936–1996) was a Slovakian sculptor known for her abstract white plaster sculptures. Her work is included in the Centre Pompidou in Paris, the Slovak National Gallery in Bratislava and the Tate in London. Her solo show at Tate Modern in London and Belvedere in Vienna, planned for end of 2020, is postponed.