Allan Sekula was an American photographer, writer, critic and filmmaker. Born in Erie, Pennsylvania in 1951, he lived most of his life in Los Angeles and the surrounding regions of southern California.
Czech artist Sofie Svejdova (born 1990 in Pilsen, lives in Prague) is a fresh graduate of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague and her works include distinct traces of the influence of her teachers. On one hand, there is a figurative decorative aspect; on the other hand, there is a narrative line reminiscent of the material experiments of Jiri Cernicky. What makes her paintings original, however, is the transformation of these approaches by the thought, emotions and authentic eroticism of a young woman. The latter is most distinctly marked by the embedding of the image of “Vs”, for instance. The motive of a detective series, found in her other paintings, can be applied to all of her existing works; the individual images can be perceived as episodes with similar protagonists.