The Hulett Collection announces representation of Viki Kollerová and her series of enigmatic land-art nudes with a touch of the surreal. Enjoy.
Viki Kollerová was born in Czechoslovakia in 1984 to a plant virologist and an internationally recognized climber.
After finishing her MA in Translation and Interpretation, Viki continued her postgraduate studies focused on semantics and eventually abandoned the academy life to the passion for photography in 2009. One of the basic tasks of linguistic semantics is to study the relationship between form and meaning, which was easily applicable to her new field of interest. From the early photographs, Kollerova’s work represents a subtle balance between aesthetics of the form and the importance of the idea.
With the help of humor, she tries to subvert the predominantly sexualized perception of the female nude and gently directs the observer to discover the innate innocence of the naked human form.
In 2020, eleven works from Kollerova’s largest series Silver Island were selected by Fotografiska Museum for the exhibition NUDE, first opened in Stockholm in 2021 and later moved to New York. With the subtitle – The Naked Body In Contemporary Photography, the exhibition shows 30 artists from different countries, exploring the nude from a feminine perspective.
“By finding comfortable poses in uncomfortable places and mimicking the shapes of geological formations and trees, I invite the viewer to see the human, represented by my physical body in both its strength and vulnerability, as perfectly fitting to the all-embracing roughness of nature.” – Viki Kollerová
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