NXT creatives

Andrea Kopecka

Academy of Fine Arts and Design Bratislava

Terra Subcutanea

The theme of Terra Subcutanea is life and its vivid bodily substance, something which can be easily modified as a sort of living canvas. Painting is understood as a living medium: it can be hurt and healed and changed so that the only remains visible are a pattern or traces of washed-out paint. Andrea draws inspiration from her work as a tattoo artist and a contemporary societal obsession with the body, image, the fashionable status of the tattoo and the growing acceptance of tattoos as art.