Inspired by organic forms and the cycles of the natural world, the abstract sculptures of Slovakian artist Maria Bartuszová are truly fascinating. Currently the subject of an exhibition at Tate Modern, London, her innovative experimentation in creating biomorphic forms dwells not only on the interconnections within Nature, but also on human nature itself.

Born in Prague in 1936, Bartuszová settled in the industrial city of Košice, in what is now Slovakia, after her studies. Intrigued by geometric abstraction, it was here that she began to pursue her expressions in sculpture in earnest. Bartuszová’s ...


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