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Ivana Tilešová
S+m+l_xl - Metal And Jewel

Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava

Graduates: 2022

Specialisms: Jewellery / Installation Art

My location: Bratislava, Slovakia

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Ivana Tilešová

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First Name: Ivana

Last Name: Tilešová

University / College: Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava

Course / Program: S+m+l_xl - Metal And Jewel

Graduates: 2022

Specialisms: Jewellery / Installation Art

My Location: Bratislava, Slovakia

About:

My name is Ivana Tilešová and I am an artist from Slovakia. I graduated from a master’s degree in the Jewellery department at Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. But before that I finished my bachelor studies in the Sculpture and Installation department so even during creating jewellery I try to create a complex art piece. I really love to work multimedia and to connect multiple artistic disciplines in one artwork. My ideas and concepts are often human-centred. I am really interested in human emotions and personality. I love to use absurdity to convey my visions to the viewer.

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I explore my identity in the context of my own body. I consider human body as our archive which preserve all our memories and our life experiences are written on it. During creating our identity, I distinguish three different aspects involved - body, mind and life, with all that it brings. This work represents my self-reflection. I literally bring my own skin on the surface. I am searching what jewelry means to me and where can I see it. I find it in my own body and continue to experiment with it. Jewelry is defined as a decorative item for personal consumption. It also fulfills other functions, such as a communication, social, symbolic, and for some people even a protective function. Human body can also be the bearer of all these functions. That's why I consider the human body a "jewel". I offer my definition of what jewelry is: "I consider jewelry to be something that we choose to decorate ourselves with (tattoo), something that life has decorated us with (scar), and something that we were born with and were given (birthmark)." What binds all these traits together is the story, which is tied to them. This gives the given features meaning. There lies the focus of our identity formation. I created collection of jewelry that depict fragments taken from my body. These features are my eternal jewels, recorded on me. I reveal my memories to the world. I complete the installation with short videos in which I push the boundaries of the object and work directly with my body.