The painter carries with her prints of everything she has seen and felt so far, even when traveling the white world, and draws matrices of memories, especially the experience of New York, where she created her much more intimate white paintings that look without subframes with embossed round patterned accents concentrated in the expanse of aerial compositions, like edged napkins. In the present paintings, however, she conceived the original idea more monumentally into a richer, but equally ascetic cycle, conceived as a collection of ignorant pages or as a white enigma of secret writing, which the author eagerly eavesdrops on and with which it has no idea of translucent sign architecture, which only needs to be filled with concrete meanings, just as unfinished mysterious letters are imprinted on the floor plan of its relief foundations.
Looking at such signs, the painter subtly tunes the white matter applied on a white background to sound in the white silence of the canvas itself, harmonized in a constructional order filled with a disjointed rhythm of only patterns of form. With such moves, Breda Sturm joins the renewed tradition of modernist, with communication signs filled with historical records. He fills the carrier white in his paintings with his own white while writing characters, and when he turns a new sheet with each picture – painted together for two printing sheets – they all together form an optically orchestrated whole. In her silence, however, she waits for the sounds of messages, which the painter draws in relief on her white canvases with elusive signals like air plaster.
prof. dr. Milček Komelj
About the author
Breda Sturm in 2010 with prof. Tuga Šušnik and prof. Tomaž Brejc graduated with honors from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design of the University of Ljubljana. In 2003 she graduated from prof. Vojteh Ravnikar at the Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana. She is self-employed in culture and works in the fields of painting, illustration, equipment and book design. She continued her studies in Italy, Spain and at The Art Students League of New York in the USA.
In 2007 she received a scholarship from the Society of Slovenian Artists for young promising authors in the field of illustration. Her works have been presented at exhibitions, among others:
The Magic of Art: Protagonists of Slovenian Contemporary Art 1968-2013 (Villa Manin, Italy / Künstlerhaus, Austria / Glyptothek HAZU, Croatia) 2014-2015.
Slovenian Contemporary Art SLOVENINDIA, New Delhi, India, Jaipur House, National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi, 2016
Painting performance with the group Arrhythmia Soundscapes and Taal Traces, India Habitat Center, New Delhi, India and at the National Gallery of Modern Art Mumbai, India, 2018.
Solo exhibition of graphics Turn New Leaf, created at the art residency at the Cité des Arts in Paris in September 2018, Open Studio Cité des Arts, Paris 2018, European Parliament, Brussels, 2018.
Since 2010 she has been a member of the Association of Fine Artists Ljubljana. He lives and works in Ljubljana.
More information at: http://www.bredasturm.com/.