Pit Stop 2 is a continuation of the artist’s project exploring the discussion and alteration of a neutral gallery space.
When filling the empty gallery of the Fotopub project space with her installation Pit Stop, she followed her own rules, imagination and intuition, creating a special sensory experience by juxtaposing material through them. The seemingly simple and clean formation provided the visitor with many different readings and entry points, with the installation increasing in complexity as a result. With Pit Stop 2, Lea is transferring her conceptual and material foundations into a different environment and thereby a new context, again allowing for the possibility of new, unpredictable and unexpected results occurring through the same levers, while the mutual responses between the material, the space and the viewer establish new semantic values.
Lea Topolovec is studying Visual Communication at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana. In the past school year, she participated in a study exchange at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, which represented a significant contribution to her work. During her studies, she has also expanded her understanding of visual art through various workshops, usually within the framework of various festivals. In her everyday work, Lea most often utilises analog and digital photography, though she does not exclude other media or methods, always leaning towards combining and intertwining them. Through her projects, she explores and establishes a specific attitude towards society and the environment. The content of her works is conceptually complex, formally often striving towards purity. So far, her work has been featured in several group exhibitions, including at the DobraVaga Gallery.
Organisation: Kino Šiška