The curious stillness of the Swimming Pool: Enticing new work from Mária Švarbová

Celebrated Slovakian photographer Mária Švarbová has added to her beautiful portfolio with a new collection of photographs titled 'Swimming Pool'.

All images courtesy of Mária Švarbová

All images courtesy of Mária Švarbová

The series marks a clear development from some of the earlier works we've featured.

Her signature style is known for having an eerie stillness and a self-conscious tautness, with just a touch of playful oddness to intrigue the viewer. These new swimming pool images almost echo the paintings of David Hockney in their reflective lines and use of colour. They are just the right amount of ordinary and just the right amount of unreal.

With degrees in art conservation, restoration and archaeology, she found herself instead drawn to the medium of photography in 2010. Mária’s early work, which was published under the name Aria Baro, focused on surrealist portraiture and with strong Art Nouveau themes and was a reflection on her background and interest in art history.

You can see more of her beautiful work on Behance and Instagram.


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