Maria Loboda

Sub Rosa
06.09.14 - 11.10.14
Borgergade 2, Courtyard, 1300 Copenhagen K

Opening Saturday, September 6th, 3 - 6pm

Last Resort is very pleased to present Maria Loboda Sub Rosa.

Austerity is a very conscious aesthetic decision of mine. I usually build the pieces with lavish backstories but I give the works a simple form to divert from the rather baroque references and bring the viewer to a different state of perception and feeling of trust. I don’t want viewers to fight the form – they should surrender to the seemingly harmonious structure, which may ultimately irritate and distress them once they find out the story behind it.  – Maria Loboda

Maria Loboda’s presentation of ‘Sub Rosa’ consists of five desert roses that appears as if they are growing on and emerging from the gallery ceiling.

A desert rose is a selenite crystal formation that occurs in sandy and salty conditions. The crystals are shaped as cluster of circular plates that is similar to the rose blossom, in sand like colors.

Maria Loboda (b. 1979, Krakow) studied at Städelschule in Frankfurt under Mark Leckey. Aside from dOCUMENTA 13 in Kassel she has been in group shows at Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin, Palais de Tokyo, Paris, Frieze Projects (curated by Cecilia Alemani), New York m.o. and will participate in this years Taipei Beinnale. She has had numerous international solo exhibitions, e.g. at Kunstverein Braunschweig, Ludlow 38, New York, Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Schleicher/Lange, Berlin and Andrew Kreps, New York.

All installation views by Carl Holck