Exhibitions2017 - Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, photography art exhibition "Slovak Renaissance" ...when beauty comes to light, Slovakia, opening ceremony June 2, 2017. The exhibition will run until September 3, 2017.
Petra Lajdová (1978) Slovakia, Bratislava.
Petra Lajdová is a fine art and commercial photographer. Her photography is a blend of portraits, art nudes and various artistic as well as commercial projects. She aims to see new way of communicating concepts, with new perspective -renewing forgotten through the art of traditions, with beauty and harmony. She is an author and photographer of her last photography work of art, “Slovak Renaissance”. It represents modern art photography display of Slovak Folk Art and cultural heritage in Slovakia, that achieved respectful credibility, broad public and media recognition and success.
Although her children´s age was influenced mostly by her artistic projects at the local art school with her little fine art, sculpture passion and piano playing, she graduated at the University of Economics in Bratislava in 2002. Her first photography experience started in Prague, during her professional stay in 1999-2004. In 2006 she received Czech Foto-Video Magazine recognition for her creativity represented by her Female Portrait “Self-love”. She improved her studies and photography art during her stays in France (2007-2010). In summer 2008 her photos accompanied “Viva Musica!” music festival of classic in Bratislava´s old center. In summer 2009 she exhibited her works "Passionately with feeling" (2004-2008) in the old cultural town of Piešťany. In November 2009 Petra exhibited her creative concept accomplished for the Notabene charity organization promotion in accordance of its 8th anniversary. She carried out the original concept called “We help them to take off” and she received first respectful media recognition. This creative photography concept reflects the enjoyment of former homeless people who had been able to change their lives and to become respectful personalities. In September 2010, she exhibited her portraits named “Are we different or not” on the New Bridge over the river Danube of the Capital in Slovakia. In August 2014, she presented renaissance of the art and esthetics of Slovak traditional folk costumes named “Slovak Renaissance”, to celebrate the art of Slovak ancestors and showing respect and appreciation for Slovak folk art and traditions. In 2015 she presented her work in Monaco (Grimaldi Forum) and in 2016 in Paris at EURO2016 (country representation). In February 2017, she exhibited at M.A.Bazovský fine art gallery in Trenčín in Slovakia and achieved 4200 recording visitors during its presentation (record turnout of the gallery). In Summer 2017, artwork Slovak Renaissance exhibited in Danubiana Meulensteen Museum, Slovakia, within Summer Art Festival. The exhibition runs until Sepember 3, 2017. Visitors has great opportunity to see these large format photographes within great space exhibition in Europe and buy Slovak Renaissance art catalogue published by Danubiana.