Peter Lipkovič / Štyri strany tajomstva, Andrea Lipkovičová/ Denníky krajiny
Gallery: Šarišská galéria in Prešov
Duration: 3. 6. – 29. 8. 2021
Curator: Peter Markovič

Exhibition catalogue

Peter Lipkovič: Blúznivý papier
Gallery of city Levoča
Duration: 4.5. 2018 - 27.5. 2018
Curator: Peter Milčák

Peter Lipkovič: Ephemeral Monuments
Galérie Umelka Bratislava
Duration: 8.2. – 26.2. 2017
Curator: Vladimír Beskid

Peter Lipkovič: Where sand is sifted ( 1,1,2,3,5... )
Exhibition of C + S collective generation in new intimity

Východoslovenská galéria Košice
Duration: 30.4 – 14.6. 2015
Curator: PhDr. Edita Vološčuková, PhD.

Peter Lipkovič: Ephemeral Monuments

Kasárne/Kulturpark, Bravo building
Duration: 10.4 – 4.5. 2014
Curator: Vladimír Beskid

The appearance of Peter Lipkovič (1960) on the domestic scene has been developing since the late 1980s. Born in Košice, with an artistic family background, he became an active part of the alternative fine art scene in Košice (private exhibition in an apartment, Košice 1987; joint studio painting; Prešparty, Prešov 1988; Neon I, Košice 1989). In the early 1990s, he became a member of the C + S Art Group, which was the initiator and organizer of many contemporary activities (e.g., Farewell to Vladimir Lenin, Prešov 1991; junk-art exhibition Supermarket, Košice 1991; touring interpretative project Carpathian Pastoral, 1994, international symposium Laboratory I-IV, 1992-1998).
While Peter Lipkovič has been primarily associated with works and paintings on tissue paper, the basis of his current presentation is a series of sculptures and objects from recent years – from 2012 to 2014. These are large, compact volumes, constructed of thin cardboard or plywood, mainly in blue. This determined shift from 2D to 3D is not only a value change in his personal programme, but also a significant contribution to the shaping of the contemporary sculptural language of the Slovak fine art scene.
Sculptures arise either by creating a minimalist sequence of individual parts - five cabinet geometrical elements (Four Sides of Secret, 2014), or by elementally cutting out and bending cardboards (Calf, 2014), or by putting cardboards together with various possibilities of reading (e.g., Wall, 2012 - as a boundary wall, a wailing wall, a compressed memory segment, where compressed areas create the impression of old sheets, books, archives, etc.). Minimal forms dominate his works made of plywood, as well. Massive monolithic sculptures stand silently, with a certain kind of spiritual message – a shrine in ultramarine (Temple, 2012), or an "ark" with a strong factor of scratching over the body of the structure (Trauma, 2014). These objects evoke the remains of archaic civilizations, mysterious boxes, and sacred architecture of the past - but also fragile, vulnerable and ephemeral monuments of the present times.
The newly created robust objects presented at the exhibition are accompanied by light, almost transparent monochrome fields of tissue paper from previous years (1998-2007). Distemper blue landscapes, seas, skies are based on Klee’s pure imagination and Morgenstern’s night song of deaf fish. Orange and yellow fields with a soft, but regular disruption of the paper tissue also appear. This creates subtle micro-stories, signs and poetic structures. Thus fragile and ephemeral objects and paintings of Pete Lipkovič bring an enduring fine art environment and indelible experiences.

Peter Lipkovič: PAPIER KOLE
Východoslovenská galéria Košice
Duration: 11. 1. – 27. 2. 2012
Curator: Miroslav Procházka

He creates paintings, sculptures and objects. Study: 1975-79 Secondary School of Arts and Crafts, field of study: Graphic Art (Štefan Roskoványi, Alexander Bugan). A member of the C+S Art Group. His destiny is tissue paper. When creating collages, he gives himself to improvisations and fantasy with an unprecedented freedom. His collages make an impression on viewers like music or poetry. They evoke in you other feelings, not only those derived directly from the visual sense through which we perceive them and to which they are mainly addressed. The things which support your perception first decompose themselves into separate lines, areas and colours, and then these elements are synthetized back into a wide scale of sensations. You will not find here any art cliché, and even though you may find something faintly familiar, nothing is expressed in full. From the mystery of this art, a dreamlike landscape emerges, full of phantasm gradually revealed to your eyes. His works do not reproduce what is seen, but make it visible. With his 3D objects, this raving enthusiast takes you intuitively back to the daybreak of civilizations, to the vague, remote origins of the human race.